Cooley Wins "Top Venture Capital Practice" by The Recorder

Palo Alto, Calif. – May 12, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that its venture capital practice was recognized by The Recorder as the "Top Venture Capital Practice" in California. Cooley's emerging companies practice was also recognized as a finalist in the emerging companies category.

"We're honored to be recognized by The Recorder for our acclaimed venture capital and emerging companies practices," said Fred Muto, head of Cooley's business department. "As much as anything, this accolade is a tribute to the industry-disrupting clients that we are privileged to represent and who constantly inspire us with transformative deals to perform at the highest levels of practice."

Cooley ranks #1 in the country in the number of venture funds formed, closing an average of 60 new funds annually. Led by partner Craig Dauchy, Cooley's venture capital practice serves as primary fund counsel to more than 250 investment fund organizations globally. By virtue of the hundreds of venture capital transactions and myriad venture capital fund formations, Cooley delivers unequalled market knowledge to its clients.

Cooley has a long tradition of representing emerging and high-growth companies worldwide. Over the past decade, Cooley has represented more than 3,000 emerging companies in various industries, including software and information technology, digital media, e-commerce, social media, the Internet, life sciences, telecommunications, semiconductors and clean technologies. Decades of experience representing cutting-edge technology companies enable Cooley to offer the most current, creative and comprehensive advice that reflects both our deep experience and our commitment to staying in tune with new regulations, practices and technologies.

According to The Recorder, its editors reviewed more than 40 nominations, spoke with client representatives and interviewed the finalists in six categories to determine the winners of its inaugural "Top Corporate Practice of the Year" contest. They considered the complexity, size and dollar value of the matters handled; the results obtained and the client's satisfaction and the depth and breadth of each contestant's corporate practice.

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.

Related Contacts
Craig Dauchy Partner, Palo Alto
Fred Muto Senior Counsel, San Diego