Press Release

Cooley Inks Lease for New San Diego Campus

Firm targets Q2 2022 relocation to the heart of the life sciences community
June 22, 2020

San Diego – June 22, 2020 – Global law firm Cooley has signed a lease on a state-of-the-art space at The Boardwalk on Science Center Drive in San Diego. More than 200 employees will occupy approximately 74,000 square feet in an area of the city focused on innovation and life sciences.

“Cooley was the first Silicon Valley law firm to launch in San Diego in 1992,” said Mike Attanasio, partner in charge of Cooley’s San Diego office. “This move allows us to continue building on our foundation in the region while being centrally located to our world-class clients. I am excited to further strengthen our commitment to the San Diego market and our people.”

The Boardwalk’s three-building campus will be a LEED-certified Class A space offering a first-class amenity package including a one-acre park, a full-service restaurant, indoor and outdoor meeting areas and a fitness center. The development is currently under construction and will be the San Diego flagship venue for Irvine-based Healthpeak Properties.

Global leader in commercial real estate NEWMARK Knight Frank provided advice and support on the new lease. Hughes Marino provided local real estate brokerage services.

Home to firm leaders for business litigation, capital markets, compensation & benefits, M&A, real estate finance and securities litigation, Cooley's San Diego office serves as its Southern California regional headquarters and is a key driver of the firm’s national and international growth. The office represents clients across all phases of their business cycles and provides counsel on the most sophisticated and challenging transactions faced by emerging and established companies, funds and underwriters.

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"Law Firm Moving Offices to $164M Life Sciences Campus" – San Diego Business Journal

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