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 Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Jim Fulton Partner, New York
Barbara Kosacz Partner, Palo Alto
Fred Muto Senior Counsel, San Diego
Stephen Neal Chairman, Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Adam Ruttenberg Partner, Washington, DC
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 Partner, Palo Alto
Adam Chase Partner, Washington, DC
Janet Cullum Senior Counsel, New York
John Dado Partner, Palo Alto
Craig Dauchy Partner, Palo Alto
Michelle Doolin Partner, San Diego
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge - Palo Alto
Ivor Elrifi Partner, New York
John Feore Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Koji Fukumura Partner, San Diego
Jim Fulton Partner, New York
Stephen Gardner Senior Counsel, New York
Colleen Gillis Partner, Reston
Kathleen Goodhart Partner, San Francisco
Shane Goudey Partner, Palo Alto
Jacqueline Grise Partner, Washington, DC
Bernard Hatcher Partner, San Francisco
Michael Hays Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Eric Jensen Partner, Palo Alto
Robert L. Jones Partner, Palo Alto
Charlie Kim Partner, San Diego
Jamie Leigh Partner, San Francisco
Alan Levine Senior Counsel, New York
Mark Looney Partner, Reston
Mika Reiner Mayer Partner, Palo Alto
Laura Medina Partner, Colorado
Kevin Mills Partner, Washington, DC
Howard Morse Partner, Washington, DC
Edward O'Connell Retired Partner, Washington, DC
Garth Osterman Partner, San Francisco
Rama Padmanabhan Partner, San Diego
Kathleen Pakenham Partner in Charge - New York
David Peinsipp Partner, San Francisco
Yvan-Claude Pierre Partner, New York
Marc Recht Partner, Boston
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Marc G. Schildkraut Partner, Washington, DC
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
Peter Willsey Partner, Washington, DC
Mark Windfeld-Hansen Partner, Palo Alto
David Wittenstein Partner, Washington, DC