Palo Alto – September 12, 2019 – The Recorder has recognized Cooley as Tech Deal Department of the Year and Startup Firm/Emerging Company Law Firm of the Year as part of the publication’s California Leaders in Tech Law and Innovation Awards. Partner Siana Lowrey was also named a Woman Leader in Tech Law. The awards celebrate the achievements of lawyers and companies leading technology, innovation and the profession as a whole.
Cooley took home the Tech Deal Department of the Year award for the firm’s work on several blockbuster M&A transactions, including Tableau’s $15.7 billion all-stock agreement to sell to Salesforce, Ellie Mae’s $3.7 billion sale to Thoma Bravo and Uber’s agreement to purchase JUMP Bikes.
For the Startup Firm/Emerging Company Law Firm of the Year category, Cooley was highlighted for advising online real estate marketplace Opendoor on its $325 million Series E financing and for the firm’s work on a number of 2019’s largest tech IPOs, including for Uber, Zoom and PagerDuty.
Uber’s highly anticipated IPO also earned Lowrey her distinction as part of the Women Leaders in Tech Law list. She acted as one of the lead counsel representing the company on its public debut, which was the largest tech IPO in the past five years and the ninth largest deal of any industry ever to hit US markets.
Representing 40% of the companies on Wall Street Journal’s Billion Dollar Startup Club, Cooley has completed 1,000 M&A transactions for an aggregate value of $395+ billion since 2015. It is the #1 law firm for tech and life sciences IPOs and #1 for VC financings globally and in the US in Q2 2019.
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