Palo Alto – May 25, 2021 – Tracy Rubin has joined Cooley in Palo Alto as a partner in the firm’s expanding technology transactions practice group. Rubin arrives from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati with more than a decade of experience counseling emerging growth and established companies across a range of technology-driven industries worldwide.
“Tracy is highly regarded, extremely talented and well-versed in the transactional and advisory needs of our innovative client base,” said TJ Graham, chair of Cooley’s technology transactions practice group. “Tracy is an elite technology transactions lawyer, and the sophistication she brings to our team will help us to match the rapid growth and increasing demand of our many market-leading transactional practices.”
Rubin is a trusted adviser to industry innovators and the world’s most admired technology companies, counseling on transformational and complex transactions, including asset carve outs, spinouts, patent portfolio acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and strategic investments. She represents clients across all stages of growth and has experience in industries that include connected devices, enterprise and consumer software, semiconductors, energy, ecommerce, data and analytics, social media and digital media. She has worked on some of the most industry-defining transactions, including LinkedIn’s sale to Microsoft for $26 billion. Rubin graduated from Amherst College and earned her JD from Stanford Law School. At Wilson Sonsini, she chaired its women’s diversity groups and served as a member of its pro bono, community service, recruiting and career development committees.
“I have long believed that, in a constantly evolving industry with complex and multifaceted demands, law firms can provide the best client service by fostering a positive firm culture that attracts and retains top talent that can develop deep transactional experience and industry insight,” said Rubin. “Cooley’s innovative and forward-thinking platform positions the firm to maintain its transactional leadership, including through its distinct culture of collaboration and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Cooley’s technology transactions practice group operates at the intersection of intellectual property and commercial transactions. Its lawyers have deep industry knowledge and a broad array of subject matter skill within the space, enabling them to meet the demands of a fast-evolving, increasingly global environment. The firm helps companies maximize the value of their strategic relationships and the return on their intellectual property investments. As one of the only large international law firms with such a sophisticated team dedicated to the enterprise software, data and analytics, semiconductor, sports and entertainment, digital media, ecommerce, fashion, beauty and apparel, electronics, information technology, telecommunications and alternative energy industries, Cooley understands business models and practices in those industries and uses unparalleled legal expertise and business savvy to help clients grow and succeed.
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