Press Release

Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Cooley Lawyers + Practices

May 26, 2017

Palo Alto – May 26, 2017 – Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized 70 Cooley lawyers as leaders in their respective fields. Ten lawyers received one or more Band 1 rankings. Seven Cooley practices received a Band 1 ranking, with 29 practices recognized as national or regional leaders.  

The following is a complete list of Cooley's Chambers USA rankings for 2017:

Leading practices

Denotes Band 1 ranking

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Intellectual Property
Investment Funds: Venture Capital
Life Sciences
Privacy & Data Security
Startups & Emerging Companies

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Corporate/M &A
Corporate/M &A: Venture Capital
Intellectual Property
IT & Outsourcing: Transactions
Life Sciences
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Securities

Intellectual Property

District of Columbia
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Media & Entertainment: Regulatory
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Intellectual Property
Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment

New York
Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded

Intellectual Property
Real Estate


Ranked practitioners

Denotes Band 1 ranking

Jonathan Bach Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Celia Barenholtz Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Mark Beckett International Arbitration (Nationwide) 
Laura Berezin Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
James Brogan Intellectual Property (Colorado)
Alfred Browne Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts)
Antonio Calabrese Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Northern Virginia)
Kay Chandler Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Carolyn Craig IT & Outsourcing (California)
Craig Dauchy Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
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: Regulatory (District of Columbia)
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Francis Fryscak Antitrust (California)
Koji Fukumura Litigation: Securities (California)
Stephen Gardner Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)
Colleen Gillis Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Northern Virginia)
Wendy Goldstein Healthcare (New York)
Jacqueline Grise Antitrust (District of Columbia)
Kenneth Guernsey Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Craig Jacoby Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
Eric Jensen Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
Robert Jones Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)
Barclay Kamb Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Heidi Keefe Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
Charlie Kim Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Barbara Kosacz Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)
John Lavoie Real Estate (Northern Virginia)
Alan Levine Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Elizabeth Lewis Labor & Employment (Virginia)
Jeffrey Libson Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Pennsylvania)
Michael Lincoln Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)
Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
James Linfield Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Douglas Lobel Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)
Mark Looney Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Northern Virginia)
Andrew Lustig Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)
Patrick Mitchell Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
Ali Mojdehi Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California)
Howard Morse Antitrust (District of Columbia)
Fred Muto Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
Stephen Neal Litigation: General Commercial (California)
Litigation: Securities (California)
Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)
Ian O'Donnell Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Kathleen Pakenham Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)
Michael Platt Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Marc Recht Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets (Massachusetts)
Michael Rhodes Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
Litigation: General Commercial (California)
Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
Lyle Roberts Litigation: Securities (District of Columbia)
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 (Northern Virginia)
Anne Swanson Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Mark Tanoury Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
Joseph Teja Intellectual Property (Massachusetts)
Steven Tonsfeldt Corporate/M&A (Northern California)
Miguel Vega Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts)
Mark Weeks Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Francis Wheeler Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Drew Williamson Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
David Young Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)

Up and Comers

Orion Armon Intellectual Property (Colorado)

Senior Statesmen

Diane Savage IT & Outsourcing: Transactions (California)
Michael Stern IT & Outsourcing: Transactions (California)

Eminent Practitioners

Fred Muto Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Frank Pietrantonio Intellectual Property (Northern Virginia)

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