Press Release

Chambers USA Recognizes 27 Cooley Practice Areas

May 29, 2015

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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