Four Cooley Partners Named "Power Players" by AlwaysOn

New York – March 20, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that four of its partners have been named as "Power Players" by Always On. Jim Fulton , partner-in-charge of the New York office and Gordon Ho have been named "Power Players in Greentech;" Babak "Bo" Yaghmaie and Janet Cullum  have been named "Power Players in New York City" and "Power Players in Digital Media."

The Power Players lists honors the most influential people in the banking, venture capital, legal, talent, government, and accounting world who support the green technology, Madison Avenue, and digital media entrepreneurs who are bringing massive technology and clean technology breakthroughs to their respective markets and industries.

"The work that Jim, Gordon, Janet and Bo do every day to support some of the most innovative companies is exactly why their inclusion on these lists is so well-deserved," said Fred Muto, chair of Cooley's Business department. 

Janet Cullum is a partner in the Litigation department and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation group in the New York office. Cullum focuses on trademark, copyright, and domain name matters, as well as advertising and licensing disputes. She also counsels clients in the selection and adoption of trademarks, the legal aspects of advertising and enforcement and registration of copyrights. Cullum assists her clients to identify and manage intellectual property with the goal of realizing and sustaining the significant competitive advantage that intellectual property provides.

Jim Fulton is a partner in the Emerging Companies practice group and partner-in-charge of Cooley's New York office. Prior to his tenure in New York , Fulton spent 17 years practicing in Cooley's Palo Alto office where he was firmwide Chair of the Emerging Companies practice group, and co-chair of the Clean Energy and Technologies group. Fulton represents both emerging and established technology, healthcare and biotechnology companies and the venture capital firms that invest in those companies. He counsels companies throughout their lifecycles on matters ranging from company formations, private financings, employee equity incentives and executive hiring, to complex spinouts, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and SEC reporting and compliance. 

Gordon Ho is a partner in the Business department and is resident in the Palo Alto office. Ho practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the formation, financing and general representation of emerging growth companies, and the representation of investors involved with such companies. He counsels public and private company clients in the full range of corporate and securities matters, including public and private financing transactions, employee incentive programs, mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate relationships, executive hiring, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance.

Babak "Bo" Yaghmaie is a partner in the Business department and a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice groups. He is resident in the New York and Palo Alto offices and head of the New York Business Technology Group. Yaghmaie represents private and publicly-held emerging growth high technology and life science companies, leading investment banks and venture capital funds, with a particular focus on private placements and venture financings, public offerings of equity securities, and mergers and acquisitions. 

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Related Contacts
Janet Cullum Senior Counsel, New York
Jim Fulton Partner, New York
Gordon Ho Partner, Palo Alto
Babak Yaghmaie Partner, New York