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Cooley Recognized Among Law360’s Massachusetts Powerhouses

Firm noted for growth, client service in the state
August 24, 2023

Boston – August 24, 2023 – Cooley was named among Law360’s Massachusetts Powerhouse law firms in the publication’s annual series identifying law firms handling the biggest deals and highest-profile courtroom battles, as well as making a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.

Cooley’s inaugural inclusion on the prestigious list of three Massachusetts firms was noted in the context of the firm’s roots. As the article put it, “founded in San Francisco more than 100 years ago … its reputation as a go-to firm in Silicon Valley have led to the firm’s success within the Boston area’s booming technology economy.”

Luke Cadigan, the partner in charge of Cooley’s Boston office, was interviewed for the article, in which he noted, “Our key is we really try to make sure that we live up to our brand as a trusted partner of the new economy.” Cadigan further emphasized the firm’s client-centric dedication to the innovation economy, regardless of location: “If you look at a few firms, they are built around a mothership, and that is not us. We are one firm.”

Law360 highlighted Cooley’s growth in litigation centered in the state, including its representation of JetBlue in the US Department of Justice’s effort to block the merger of JetBlue and Spirit Airlines in Massachusetts federal district court. Cadigan also noted that the firm’s litigators are very active in government investigations opposite the Securities and Exchange Commission, the DOJ and state regulators.

Additionally, the firm’s patent prosecution team was noted for representations of Massachusetts-based Moderna, Cyteir Therapeutics, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and ElevateBio.

Law360 also focused on Cooley’s array of transactional work, including the firm’s representation of several Boston-based companies, such as Vendr in its $150 million Series B funding round, M33 Growth in the closing of its third fund at $340 million and Glasswing Ventures in its closing of a $158 million fund.

As Cadigan explained, “The economy has not been as robust as it used to be, yet the various funds we represent continue to remain active and put themselves in the best position, and we are here to help advise them and take it to the next level.”


Massachusetts Powerhouse: Cooley – Law360

Massachusetts Powerhouses Driven by Versatility – Law360 (subscription required)

View the full list of Law360’s 2023 Regional Powerhouses – Law360 (subscription required)

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