Cooley Practices Recognized in Legal 500 United States 2015 Client Guide

Palo Alto – June 16, 2015 – The Legal 500: United States 2015 Edition recognized 20 Cooley practice areas. In addition, eight Cooley partners were recognized as "Leading Lawyers" in their respective fields and two Cooley partners were singled out as "Leading Trial Lawyers."

The Legal 500: United States 2015 Edition selected the following Cooley attorneys and practices:

Leading Lawyers

  • Barbara Borden – M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A – middle-market ($500m-999m) 
  • John Crittenden – Intellectual Property – Trademarks: litigation  
  • Jim Fulton – M&A/corporate and commercial – Venture capital and emerging companies 
  • Barbara Kosacz  – Industry focus – Healthcare: life sciences 
  • Fred Muto – M&A/corporate and commercial – Venture capital and emerging companies 
  • Stephen Neal – Leading trial lawyer  Michael Rhodes – Leading trial lawyer 
  • Adam Ruttenberg – Media, technology and telecoms – Technology transactions 
  • Randy Sabett – Media, technology and telecoms – Technology – data protection and privacy 
  • Mark Tanoury – M&A/corporate and commercial – Venture capital and emerging companies

Recommended Practice Groups

  • Antitrust - Merger control
  • Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
  • Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
  • Intellectual property - Patent prosecution: utility and design patents
  • Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
  • Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious: full coverage
  • Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds
  • Litigation - Commercial litigation
  • Litigation - Securities: shareholder litigation
  • Litigation - White-collar criminal defense
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Venture capital and emerging companies
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: data protection and privacy
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: transactions
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
  • Real estate and construction - Land use/zoning
  • Real estate and construction - Real estate
  • Tax - Domestic tax
  • Tax - Tax controversy

In October 2015, The Legal 500 honored Cooley with an award in the "M&A: Corporate and Commercial, Venture Capital and Emerging Markets" category. The publication notes that Cooley "has an impressive geographic reach stretching from West Coast to East Coast, with every office focused on the emerging company environment."

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Related Contacts
Fred Muto Senior Counsel, San Diego
Mark Tanoury Partner, Palo Alto
John Crittenden Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Stephen Neal Chairman, Palo Alto
Barbara Borden Partner, San Diego
Barbara Kosacz Partner, Palo Alto
Jim Fulton Partner, New York
Adam Ruttenberg Partner, Washington, DC
Randy Sabett Special Counsel, Washington, DC