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Five Cooley Lawyers Recognized on Legal 500’s 2024 M&A Powerlist

Firm noted for work in mergers & acquisitions, private equity for technology, life sciences and healthcare companies
March 20, 2024

Palo Alto and Denver – March 20, 2024 – Five Cooley lawyers were honored on The Legal 500’s M&A Powerlist for 2024, including Jamie Leigh, the firm’s global M&A co-chair, and Sonny Allison, who co-chairs the private equity practice group, along with Amelia Davis, Francis Wheeler and Steve Tonsfeldt. Leigh and Tonsfeldt work out of the firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices, respectively, while Allison and Davis joined Wheeler in Cooley’s Denver office in early 2023 as the firm strengthened its capabilities representing private equity sponsors and strategic parties behind high-growth platforms.

The Legal 500, a top legal directory, publishes the M&A Powerlist as part of its Private Practice Powerlist series highlighting the leading lawyers working across the United States.

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The semiannual list recognizes the top legal practitioners in mergers & acquisitions and private equity – particularly those whose work focuses on the technology, life sciences and healthcare sectors.

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Cooley has more than 1,300 lawyers across 19 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, and a total workforce of nearly 3,000.

About Cooley

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law.

Cooley has over 1,300 lawyers across 19 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, and a total workforce of nearly 3,000.

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