Best Lawyers 2015 – Cooley

Palo Alto – August 18, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that 107 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a leading peer-review survey of the legal profession. Forty-four Cooley attorneys were recognized in multiple practice categories, including 14 who were honored in four or more practice areas and 16 in at least three practice areas. All together, Cooley attorneys were recognized 208 times across 54 practice categories.

The Cooley attorneys recognized in the Best Lawyers 2015 survey are listed below, along with the areas of practice for which they were selected. This information is also available here.

Litigation
Orion Armon – Litigation – Intellectual Property
Gordon Atkinson – Litigation – Securities; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Environmental;  Commercial Litigation
Michael Attanasio – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company Litigation
Jonathan Bach – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz – Litigation – Securities; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Commercial Litigation
Frederick Baron – Litigation– Labor and Employment; Employment Law – Management; Employment  Law– Individuals
Jim Brogan – Technology Law; Patent Law; Litigation – Patent; Litigation– Intellectual Property;  Copyright Law
Bill Christiansen II – Patent Law; Biotechnology Law
John Crittenden – Technology Law
Janet Cullum – Technology Law; Litigation – Patent; Litigation – Intellectual Property
Scott Dailard – Advertising Law
Michelle Doolin – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
John Dwyer – Litigation – Securities; Litigation – Antitrust; Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company  Litigation
Robert Eisenbach III – Litigation – Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and  Reorganization Law
Thomas Friel – Litigation – Patent
Koji Fukumura – Litigation – Securities; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)  Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Commercial Litigation
Bill Galliani – Technology Law; Patent Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property
Stephen D. Gardner – Tax Law; Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Lawrence Gottlieb – Litigation – Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and  Reorganization Law
Bill Grauer – Securities Regulation; Litigation – Securities; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions;  Derivatives and Futures Law; Commercial Litigation
Heidi Keefe – Litigation – Intellectual Property
Michael Klisch – Commercial Litigation
Carol Laherty – Patent Law
Alan Levine – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Elizabeth Lewis – Labor Law – Management; Employment Law – Management
Douglas Lobel – Communications Law
Thomas Mason – Mediation; Commercial Litigation
Ann Mooney – Insurance Law
Stephen Neal – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company Litigation
Michael Rhodes – Litigation – Intellectual Property; Derivatives and Futures Law; Commercial Litigation
Martin Schenker – Energy Law
William Schwartz – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Anthony Stiegler – Litigation – Patent; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Commercial Litigation
Steven Strauss – Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Construction; Commercial Litigation
Gregory Tenhoff – Labor Law – Management
Michael Tuscan – Technology Law
Erich Veitenheimer III – Technology Law

Business
Jane Adams – Biotechnology Law
Michael Basile – Communications Law
Barbara Borden – Securities Regulation; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Mergers and Acquisitions  Law; Corporate Law; Corporate Governance Law
Matthew Browne – Corporate Law
Blain Butner – Education Law
Antonio Calabrese – Real Estate Law; Land Use and Zoning Law
Lesse Castleberry – Tax Law
Kay Chandler – Biotechnology Law
Thomas Coll – Venture Capital Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Corporate Law;  Biotechnology Law 
Joe Conroy – Corporate Law
Susan Cooper Philpot – Tax Law
John Dado – Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Craig Dauchy – Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds  Law; Venture Capital Law
Renee Deming – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Sonya Erickson – Venture Capital Law
Michael Faber – Tax Law
John Feore – Communications Law
Jim Fulton – Venture Capital Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Corporate Law
Colleen Gillis Snow – Land Use and Zoning Law
Michael Goldstein – Education Law
Wendy Goldstein – Health Care Law
Kenneth Guernsey – Venture Capital Law; Securities Regulation; Securities / Capital Markets Law;  Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Corporate Law
John Hale – Banking and Finance Law
J.G. Harrington – Communications Law
Matthew Hemington – Venture Capital Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Corporate Law
Cathy Hershcopf – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Thomas Hopkins – Corporate Law
Jay Indyke – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Eric Jensen – Venture Capital Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Corporate Law; Corporate  Governance Law
Robert Jones – Corporate Law; Biotechnology Law
J. Michael Kelly – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Barbara Kosacz – Corporate Law; Biotechnology Law
Michael Kovaka – Media Law
John Lavoie – Real Estate Law; Construction Law
Michael Lincoln – Venture Capital Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private  Equity Law; Corporate Law
James Linfield – Venture Capital Law; Securities Regulation; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Mergers  and Acquisitions Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Corporate Law
Samuel Livermore – Corporate Law
John Logan – Communications Law
Mark Looney – Land Use and Zoning Law
Andrew Lustig – Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Corporate  Law
Keith McDaniels – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Robert Miller – Tax Law
Patrick Mitchell – Venture Capital Law
Timothy Moore – Venture Capital Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Corporate Law
Howard Morse – Antitrust Law
Frederick Muto – Venture Capital Law;  Securities / Capital Markets Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law;  Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Corporate Law; Biotechnology Law
Ryan Naftulin – Venture Capital Law
Michael Platt – Venture Capital Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Corporate Law
Anna Pope – Real Estate Law
Marya Postner – Biotechnology Law
Steve Przesmicki – Corporate Law
Thomas Reicher  – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John Robertson – Corporate Law
Richard Rothberg – Trusts and Estates
Adam Ruttenberg – Technology Law
Glen Sato – Biotechnology Law
Marc Schildkraut – Antitrust Law
Michael Stern – Technology Law; Information Technology Law
Myron Sugarman – Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law
M. Anne Swanson – Communications Law
Mark Tanoury – Venture Capital Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds  Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Corporate Law
Miguel Vega – Corporate Law
Mark Weeks – Venture Capital Law; Corporate Law
Francis Wheeler – Securities / Capital Markets Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Corporate Law
Geoff Willard – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Mark Windfeld-Hansen – Tax Law
David Wittenstein – Technology Law; Communications Law
Nancy Wojtas – Corporate Governance Law

About Cooley LLP

Cooley's attorneys solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law.

Cooley has more than 750 lawyers across 11 offices in the United States and China.

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Susan Cooper Philpot Retired Partner, San Francisco
Craig Dauchy Partner, Palo Alto
Robert L. Jones Partner, Palo Alto
Fred Muto Senior Counsel, San Diego
J. Michael Kelly Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Mark Tanoury Partner, Palo Alto
Kenneth Guernsey Partner, San Francisco
John Crittenden Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Janet Cullum Senior Counsel, New York
Anna Pope Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Robert Eisenbach Of Counsel, San Francisco
James Linfield Partner, Colorado
Kay Chandler Partner, San Diego
Eric Jensen Partner, Palo Alto
Stephen Neal Chairman, Palo Alto
Michael Stern Retired Partner, Palo Alto
Tony Stiegler Retired Partner, San Diego
Sam Livermore Partner, San Francisco
Barbara Borden Partner, San Diego
Tom Reicher Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Timothy Moore Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge - Palo Alto
Tom Coll Partner, San Diego
Matthew Hemington Partner, Palo Alto
Barbara Kosacz Partner, Palo Alto
Ann Mooney Partner, San Francisco
John Dado Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Platt Partner in Charge - Colorado
Gregory Tenhoff Partner, Palo Alto
Jim Fulton Partner, New York
Michelle Doolin Partner, San Diego
Jane Adams Partner, San Diego
Steve Przesmicki Partner, San Diego
Marya Postner Partner, Palo Alto
Ryan Naftulin Partner, London
Bill Grauer Retired Partner, New York
Marty Schenker Partner, San Francisco
Joe Conroy CEO, New York
Mike Lincoln Business Department Chair, Reston
Mike Klisch Partner, Washington, DC
Matt Browne Partner, San Diego
Buff Miller Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Andrew Lustig Partner, Reston
Adam Ruttenberg Partner, Washington, DC
Mark Looney Partner, Reston
Bill Galliani Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Nancy Wojtas Partner, Palo Alto
Koji Fukumura Partner, San Diego
Frederick Baron Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Elizabeth Lewis Partner, Reston
Orion Armon Partner, Colorado
Michael Attanasio Litigation Department Chair, San Diego
Colleen Gillis Partner, Reston
John Hale Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Tuscan Partner in Charge - Washington, DC
Erich Veitenheimer Partner, Washington, DC
Steve Strauss Partner, San Diego
Douglas P. Lobel Partner, Reston
Alan Levine Senior Counsel, New York
William Schwartz Partner, New York
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Partner, New York
Lawrence Gottlieb Retired Partner, New York
Jay Indyke Partner, New York
Cathy Hershcopf Partner, New York
Miguel J. Vega Partner, Boston
John Lavoie Partner in Charge - Reston
Sonya Erickson Partner, Seattle
Mark Weeks Partner, Palo Alto
Renee Deming Retired Partner, Palo Alto
Mark Windfeld-Hansen Partner, Palo Alto
John Robertson Partner in Charge - Seattle
Stephen Gardner Senior Counsel, New York
Lesse Castleberry Senior Counsel, New York
Heidi Keefe Partner, Palo Alto
Howard Morse Partner, Washington, DC
Pat Mitchell Partner, Boston
Carol Laherty Partner, Seattle
Bill Christiansen Partner, Seattle
C. Thomas Hopkins Partner in Charge - Los Angeles
Mike Faber Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Wendy Goldstein Partner, New York
David Wittenstein Partner, Washington, DC
John Logan Special Counsel, Washington, DC
J.G. Harrington Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Mike Goldstein Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
John Feore Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Scott Dailard Partner, San Diego
Blain Butner Retired Partner, Washington, DC
Michael Basile Partner, Washington, DC