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Allbirds – $348.3 Million IPO

November 23, 2021

Cooley advised Allbirds, a global lifestyle brand, on its $348.3 million initial public offering of 23,221,152 shares of Class A common stock, which now trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol BIRD. Partners Nicole Brookshire, Peter Werner and Calise Cheng led the Cooley team advising Allbirds.

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Peter H. Werner
Partner in Charge – San Francisco, San Francisco
Calise Cheng
Partner, Palo Alto
Katherine Denby
Associate, Washington, DC
Jacob B. Hanna
Associate, San Francisco
Arielle H. Friehling
Associate, San Francisco
Katie Lapidus
Associate, Washington, DC
Ron Metzger
Paralegal Specialist, San Francisco
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Jeff Goldman
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Alexander Ellebracht
Associate, Palo Alto
John Paul Oleksiuk
Partner, New York
Colette Ghazarian
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Randy Sabett
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Patrick Sharma
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Grace Hunter
Associate, Washington, DC
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Darren DeStefano
Partner, Reston
Su Lian Lu
Special Counsel, Los Angeles Santa Monica

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Freshworks – $1.13 Billion IPO

September 30, 2021

Cooley advised Freshworks, a leading software company empowering businesses to delight their customers and employees, on its $1.1286 billion initial public offering of shares of Class A common stock. Lawyers Jon Avina, Dave Segre, Calise Cheng and Sepideh Mousakhani led the Cooley team advising Freshworks.

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Jon Avina
Partner, Palo Alto
David Segre
Partner, Palo Alto
Calise Cheng
Partner, Palo Alto
Ferish Patel
Partner, Singapore
Will Cai
Partner, Hong Kong
Sepideh Mousakhani
Partner, Palo Alto
Noel Ripberger-Scheick
Associate, Palo Alto
Meg Begur
Associate, London
Nikki Chang
Associate, Palo Alto
Monica Rosenkranz
Associate, Palo Alto
John T. Stellini
Associate, Palo Alto
Jeramie Perez
Senior Paralegal, Palo Alto
Allison Peth
Associate, Palo Alto
David Navetta
Partner, Colorado
Travis LeBlanc
Partner, Washington, DC
John H. Hemann
Partner, San Francisco
Randy Sabett
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Mark Windfeld-Hansen
Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Stephanie Gentile
Partner, New York
TJ Graham
Partner, Palo Alto
Caitlin Courtney
Partner, Palo Alto
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Kevin King
Partner, Washington, DC
Rebecca Ross
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Wendy Brenner
Partner, Palo Alto
Joshua Elefant
Associate, Palo Alto
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Jim Fulton
Partner, New York

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Checkr Hits $4.6 Billion Valuation With Series E Round

September 2, 2021

Cooley advised Checkr, an HR technology company powering the future of work, on its $250 million Series E financing round, catapulting its valuation to $4.6 billion. Partner Calise Cheng led the Cooley team advising Checkr.

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Calise Cheng
Partner, Palo Alto
Jamin Agosti
Associate, San Francisco
Sam Miller
Associate, San Francisco
Jodie Bourdet
Partner, San Francisco
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC

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Zoom to Acquire Five9 for $14.7 Billion

July 23, 2021

Cooley advised Zoom Video Communications on its agreement to acquire Five9, a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $14.7 billion. Jamie Leigh, Ben Beerle, Anne Lieberman and Jon Avina led the Cooley team advising Zoom on the transaction.

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Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Ben Beerle
Partner, San Francisco
Anne Lieberman
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Jon Avina
Partner, Palo Alto
Sangitha Palaniappa
Associate, Palo Alto
Daniel Han
Associate, New York
Calise Cheng
Partner, Palo Alto
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Travis LeBlanc
Partner, Washington, DC
TJ Graham
Partner, Palo Alto
Jonathan Rivinus
Partner, Colorado
Michael Basile
Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Joshua Mates
Partner, San Francisco
Jason Savich
Partner, San Francisco
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Robert M. McDowell
Partner, Washington, DC
Patrick Van Eecke
Partner, Brussels
Mischi a Marca
Partner, San Francisco
J.G. Harrington
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Alexander Israel
Partner in Charge – Brussels, Brussels
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Kevin Rivers
Associate, Palo Alto
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Joshua Elefant
Associate, Palo Alto
Timothy Nguyen
Special Counsel, San Francisco
Julia Boesch
Partner, San Francisco
Henry Wendel
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Julia R. Brinton
Associate, Washington, DC
Mor Agam
Associate, New York
Claire Gibbs
Associate, Washington, DC
Nicollette R. Kirby
Associate, Washington, DC
Grace Hunter
Associate, Washington, DC

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Coupang – $4.55 Billion IPO

March 12, 2021

Cooley advised Coupang, one of Asia’s largest ecommerce companies, on its $4.55 billion initial public offering of 130 million shares of Class A common stock, including 30 million shares sold by selling stockholders. In addition, Cooley advised Coupang on its $1 billion credit line by a syndicate of lenders. Lawyers Eric Jensen, Calise Cheng and Natalie Karam led the global Cooley team advising Coupang on its IPO, which is the biggest IPO in the US this year and one of the top 25 listings of all time based on deal size. Patrick Flanagan led the Cooley team advising on the credit line. 

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Eric Jensen
Vice Chair, Palo Alto
Calise Cheng
Partner, Palo Alto
Natalie Karam
Partner, Palo Alto
Patrick Flanagan
Partner, New York
Nikki Chang
Associate, Palo Alto
Ferish Patel
Partner, Singapore
Greg Reith
Associate, Washington, DC
Lukhan Baloch
Associate, Palo Alto

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Rankings & accolades

Chambers USA: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – California (2023)

Chambers USA: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States – Nationwide (2023)