The Legal 500 2016 Recognizes Cooley

Palo Alto – June 21, 2016 – The Legal 500 United States 2016 recognized 23 Cooley practice areas and recommended Cooley as a #1 firm for venture capital and emerging companies and technology transactions. Eight partners were recognized as leading lawyers in their respective fields and firm chairman Stephen Neal and partner Michael Rhodes were singled out as leading trial lawyers.

The following Cooley attorneys and practices were highlighted:

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
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Denotes #1 ranking

  • Antitrust – Merger control
  • Dispute resolution – General commercial disputes
  • Dispute resolution – Leading trial lawyers
  • Dispute resolution – Securities litigation – defense
  • Dispute resolution – White-collar criminal defense
  • Finance – Capital markets: equity offerings – advice to issuers
  • Industry focus – Healthcare: life sciences
  • Intellectual property – Patent litigation: full coverage
  • Intellectual property – Patents: portfolio management and licensing
  • Intellectual property – Patents – prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) – Patent – prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
  • Intellectual property – Trademarks: litigation
  • Intellectual property – Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
  • Investment fund formation and management  – Private equity funds
  • 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 – Cyber law
  • 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
  • Tax – US taxes: contentious
  • Tax – US taxes: non-contentious

In May 2016, Cooley also received a national band 1 ranking by Chambers USA for its startups and emerging companies practice group.

About Cooley LLP

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law.

Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.

Related Contacts
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
John Crittenden  Retired Partner San Francisco
Jim Fulton  Partner New York
Barbara Kosacz  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Fred Muto  Senior Counsel San Diego
Stephen Neal  Chairman Emeritus Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco
Adam Ruttenberg  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Randy Sabett  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Mark Tanoury  Partner Palo Alto
Orion Armon  Partner Colorado
Michael Attanasio  Litigation Department Chair San Diego
Michael Basile  Partner Washington, DC
Nicole Brookshire  Partner Boston
Matthew D. Brown  Partner San Francisco
Alfred Browne  Partner Boston
Peter Burns  Of Counsel Palo Alto
Adam Chase  Partner Washington, DC
John Dado  Partner Palo Alto
Michelle Doolin  Partner San Diego
John C. Dwyer  Partner in Charge – Palo Alto Palo Alto
Ivor Elrifi  Partner New York, Boston
John Feore  Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Koji Fukumura  Partner San Diego
Jim Fulton  Partner New York
Stephen Gardner  Retired Partner
Colleen Gillis  Partner Reston
Kathleen Goodhart  Partner San Francisco
Shane Goudey  Partner Palo Alto
Jacqueline Grise  Partner Washington, DC
Bernard Hatcher  Partner San Francisco
Eric Jensen  Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Robert L. Jones  Partner Palo Alto
Charlie Kim  Partner San Diego, Los Angeles
Jamie Leigh  Partner San Francisco
Alan Levine  Senior Counsel New York
Mark Looney  Partner Reston
Mika Reiner Mayer  Partner Palo Alto
Laura M. Medina  Partner Colorado
Kevin Mills  Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Howard Morse  Partner Washington, DC
Edward O'Connell  Retired Partner Washington, DC
Garth Angelo Osterman  Partner San Francisco
Rama Padmanabhan  Partner San Diego
Kathleen Pakenham  Business Department Chair New York
David Peinsipp  Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
Yvan-Claude Pierre  Partner New York, Chicago
Marc Recht  Partner Boston
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco
William Schwartz  Partner New York
Michael Stern  Retired Partner Palo Alto
Steve Tonsfeldt  Partner Palo Alto
Peter H. Werner  Partner San Francisco
Drew Williamson  Partner San Francisco
Mark Windfeld-Hansen  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
David Wittenstein  Senior Counsel Washington, DC