Press Release

Cooley Elects 16 New Partners for January 1, 2021

December 1, 2020

Palo Alto – December 1, 2020 – Sixteen Cooley lawyers have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2021.

“Based in nine locations from Beijing to London and across the US, this passionate group exhibits a breadth of talent and expertise that will propel Cooley for years to come,” said Joe Conroy, Cooley’s chairman and chief executive officer. “These lawyers are deeply committed not only to ensuring our clients’ success, but to building the firm of the future and enhancing our incredible people-first culture. I look forward to seeing all they accomplish.”

2021 partnership class

Partner Location, practice
Chen Chen
Boston, patent counseling & prosecution
Lauren Creel Palo Alto, emerging companies & venture capital
Megan Donohue
San Diego, business litigation
Brandon Fenn
New York, corporate
Kristine Forderer San Francisco, business litigation
Madison Jones Washington, DC, public companies
Alex Kassai Palo Alto, corporate
Michael Klein New York, business restructuring & reorganization
Sale Kwon Palo Alto, emerging companies & venture capital
Anne Lieberman Los Angeles, mergers & acquisitions
Giselle Rivers Boston, corporate
Michael Rohr Boston, corporate
Sara Semnani Los Angeles, corporate
Chris Stack London, employment & labor
Erin Trenda San Diego, business litigation
Jingyi Xu Beijing, fund formation

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