Chambers USA Recognizes 27 Cooley Practice Areas

Palo Alto – May 29, 2015 – Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized 67 Cooley attorneys as leaders in their respective fields. Thirteen attorneys received one or more Band 1 rankings. Seven Cooley practices received a Band 1 ranking, with twenty seven practices recognized as national or regional leaders.

The following is a complete list of Cooley's Chambers USA rankings for 2015:

Leading Practices

* Denotes Band 1 ranking

Nationwide Investment Funds: Venture Capital*
Life Sciences*
Privacy & Data Security
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Intellectual Property
California Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital*
Life Sciences*
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
IT & Outsourcing: Transactions
Intellectual Property
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Securities
Corporate/M&A: Northern California
Colorado Intellectual Property
District of Columbia Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Massachusetts Corporate/M&A
Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
New York Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Virginia Corporate/M&A*
Intellectual Property*
Real Estate*
Washington Corporate/Commercial

Ranked Practitioners

* Denotes Band 1 ranking

Jonathan Bach Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Celia Barenholtz Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
James Brogan Intellectual Property (Colorado)*
Alfred Browne Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts)
Antonio Calabrese Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Virginia)*
Kay Chandler Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Carolyn Craig IT & Outsourcing (California)
Craig Dauchy Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)*
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)*
John Dwyer Litigation: General Commercial (California)
Litigation: Securities (California)
Ivor Elrifi Intellectual Property (Massachusetts)
Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation (Nationwide)
Sonya Erickson Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
Lester Fagen Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
John Feore Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory (District of Columbia)
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Francis Fryscak Antitrust (California)
Stephen Gardner Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)*
Wendy Goldstein Healthcare (New York)
Kenneth Guernsey Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Eric Jensen Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Robert Jones Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Barclay Kamb Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Barbara Kosacz Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
John Lavoie Real Estate (Virginia)*
Alan Levine Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Betsy Lewis Labor & Employment (Virginia)
Michael Lincoln Corporate/M&A (Virginia)*
James Linfield Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*
Douglas Lobel Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)
Mark Looney Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Virginia)*
Andrew Lustig Corporate/M&A (Virginia)
Tom Mason Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide)
Patrick Mitchell Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
Ali Mojdehi Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California)
Howard Morse Antitrust (District of Columbia)
Fred Muto Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Ryan Naftulin Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (District of Columbia)
Stephen Neal Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)*
Litigation: General Commercial (California)*
Litigation: Securities (California)
Ian O'Donnell Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Kathleen Pakenham Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)
Anne Peck Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (California)
Michael Platt Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Michael Rhodes Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
Litigation: General Commercial (California)
John Robertson Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
Randy Sabett Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
Marc Schildkraut Antitrust (District of Columbia)
William Schwartz Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Jordan Silber Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Brent Siler Corporate/M&A (Virginia)
Colleen Gillis Real Estate: Zoning/ Land Use (Virginia)
Myron Sugarman Wealth Management: Western Region (Nationwide)
Anne Swanson Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Mark Tanoury Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital* (California)
Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Joseph Teja Intellectual Property (Massachusetts)
Aaron Velli Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Mark Weeks Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Francis Wheeler Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*

Up and Comers

Mischi a Marca   Banking & Finance (California))
Jacqueline Grise Antitrust (District of Columbia)
Nicole Peppe Private Equity: Fund Formation (Massachusetts)
Marc Recht Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts)
Andrew Williamson          Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)

Senior Statesmen

Michael Stern IT & Outsourcing (California)
Diane Savage IT & Outsourcing (California)

Eminent Practitioners

Fred Muto Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)
Frank Pietrantonio Intellectual Property (Virginia)

Associates to Watch

Huaying Daisy Qi Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)

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Robert L. Jones  Partner Palo Alto
Mark Tanoury  Partner Palo Alto
Kenneth Guernsey  Senior Counsel San Francisco, Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco, Los Angeles – Downtown
James Linfield  Senior Counsel Colorado
Kay Chandler  Partner San Diego
Eric Jensen  Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Stephen Neal  Chairman Emeritus Palo Alto
John C. Dwyer  Partner Palo Alto
Anne Peck  Senior Counsel Palo Alto, San Diego
Barbara Kosacz  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Barclay Kamb  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Michael Platt  Partner in Charge – Colorado Colorado
Ryan Naftulin  Partner London
Mike Lincoln  Vice Chair Reston, Washington, DC
Aaron Velli  Partner Washington, DC
Andrew Lustig  Partner Reston
Mischi a Marca  Partner San Francisco
Frank Pietrantonio  Senior Counsel Reston
Mark Looney  Partner Reston
Francis Wheeler  Partner Colorado
Jordan Silber  Partner San Francisco, Shanghai
Elizabeth Lewis  Senior Counsel Washington, DC, Reston
Colleen Gillis  Partner Reston
Alan Levine  Senior Counsel New York
William Schwartz  Senior Counsel New York
Alfred Browne  Partner Boston
Marc Recht  Partner Boston
Brent Siler  Senior Counsel Washington, DC, Reston
John Lavoie  Partner in Charge – Reston Reston
Nicole Peppe  Partner Boston
Sonya Erickson  Partner Seattle
Mark Weeks  Partner Palo Alto
John Robertson  Partner in Charge – Seattle Seattle
Howard Morse  Partner Washington, DC
Pat Mitchell  Partner Boston, New York
Drew Williamson  Partner San Francisco
Jacqueline Grise  Partner Washington, DC
John Feore  Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Randy Sabett  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Ivor Elrifi  Partner New York, Boston