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Cooley Women Lead in Tech Law

August 3, 2016

Palo Alto – August 3, 2016 – The Recorder named Barbara Borden, Heidi Keefe, Mika Mayer and Michelle Rhyu to its elite Women Leaders in Tech Law list. Cooley has more lawyers than any other law firm on the list, which recognizes "top women lawyers handling game-changing, law-shaping, market-moving work in and around the technology sector."

Borden, head of Cooley's mergers & acquisitions practice, was named a Women Leader in Tech Law last year as well. She recently led a $1.5 billion deal advising Jazz Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Celator.

Keefe, who has been named to the list four times, represents some of the hottest tech companies in the world in high-stakes patent cases. She was recently named to Managing Intellectual Property's Top Women in IP list. The Daily Journal named her recent litigation win for Facebook as a Top Verdict of 2015.

Mayer, who joined Cooley in July 2016 and has been on the list twice before, is one of the most sought-after lawyers in patent prosecution and strategic portfolio management for life sciences companies.

Rhyu, who has been named to the list three times, advises clients in pre-litigation matters and litigates patent and contract disputes and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She was recently named to the Financial Times list of the Top 10 Most Innovative Lawyers in America and was also named on Managing Intellectual Property's Top Women in IP list.

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