New York – December 14, 2021 – Jean Park has joined Cooley’s leading public companies practice group as a partner in New York. Most recently having served as a partner at Simpson Thacher, Park brings extensive experience advising companies, investment banks and investors on a broad range of transactional and general corporate and securities laws matters, with a focus on companies and investors in the technology and healthcare sectors.
“Jean is an exceptionally talented lawyer who will seamlessly integrate into Cooley, and her arrival meaningfully broadens and deepens our capabilities to serve our ever-expanding client base of late-stage private companies and public companies, particularly on the East Coast,” said Jason Kent, who co-chairs Cooley’s public companies practice group alongside Chadwick Mills. “She’ll play a key part in accelerating our evolution as one of the few elite firms in this space, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the team.”
Park represents clients in IPOs and other securities offerings, PIPE transactions, private financings, and mergers and acquisitions. In particular, she advises clients as they prepare for IPOs and other transformative transactions and navigate different stages of the corporate life cycle. Park, who previously served as the head of Simpson Thacher’s emerging growth companies practice, counsels late-stage private companies and public companies on the full range of general corporate and securities laws matters. She joins New York-based partners Brad Goldberg, Sarah Sellers, Nicolas Dumont and Rupa Briggs, who have bolstered the firm’s public companies group by coming to Cooley earlier this year, and Kent, who recently relocated to New York after spending more than two decades in Cooley’s San Diego office.
“Cooley’s platform is exceptional in its ability to serve clients throughout all stages of the corporate life cycle, and I am thrilled to collaborate with my new colleagues to contribute to its momentum,” said Park. “I’m especially excited to be part of a leading firm known for setting the tone in preparing companies to go public, taking them public and counseling them as public companies, as well as its unique culture of collaboration.”
As the #1 firm for taking companies public since 2014, Cooley counsels public companies in high-stakes, complex business and litigation matters across the globe, and advises seasoned and newly public companies of all sizes on securities and corporate matters. Cooley serves as principal corporate governance and securities counsel for 240+ public companies in all aspects of regulatory compliance, including securities disclosures and compliance with government and stock exchange requirements. Working with the elite leaders of the new economy and an exceptionally large base of unicorns, Cooley is a trusted partner to public companies, their boards and committees. The firm leverages its market-leading experience to address each client’s legal needs efficiently and comprehensively during every stage of a business’s growth and expansion, and its preeminent public companies practice coordinates seamlessly with lawyers from its securities, M&A, compensation and litigation groups to help public companies succeed in their business endeavors. Cooley recently launched its Public Company Innovation Hub, a dynamic, cross-practice resource giving US-listed public companies the information they need to successfully navigate securities laws and increasing regulation.
In addition to its leading public companies practice, Cooley has a client base of 7,000+ innovative, high-growth private companies and advises on 1,300+ venture capital financings annually, with an equal split between investor and company representation.
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