Nancy Wojtas, Partner

Nancy H. Wojtas is a partner in the Cooley Business department. She joined the Firm in 2001 and is resident in the Firm's Palo Alto office. She is the head of the Public Companies group.

Ms. Wojtas has served as counsel in connection with corporate governance matters, acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, private and public offerings, joint ventures, venture capital and bank financings, proxy contests and going private transactions.

Ms. Wojtas began her career with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the division of Market Regulation and later served as Counsel to the Chairman of the Commission.

Ms. Wojtas received a BA from the University of Michigan in 1972. She attended Wayne State University where she received a JD in 1976, and also served as senior editor of the Wayne State University Law Review. At New York University School of Law, she earned an LLM in 1977.

Ms. Wojtas was recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Governance in Palo Alto by The Best Lawyers in America in 2013. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Governance from 2007-2016 and in their 2016 "Women Lawyer of the Year" awards.

Ms. Wojtas is a member of the Opinions Committee of the California State Bar. She is a former co-chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Section of the California State Bar.

Ms. Wojtas is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and securities law topics. She co-chairs the annual Going Private: Doing it Right program presented by Practicing Law Institute in New York. In addition, for the last 12 years, she has been a speaker on various corporate governance subjects at Stanford Directors' College, and she has been a speaker at the Annual Northwestern Securities Regulation Institute held in Coronado, California and a speaker at the annual conference of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.


  • New York University School of Law
    LLM, 1977
  • Wayne State University School of Law
    JD, 1976
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    BA, 1972

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