James Pennington

Special Counsel

+1 858 550 6029

James C. Pennington is a special counsel in the emerging companies and securities regulation practices, after having joined Cooley in 2004. He has a general corporate transactional practice, representing emerging technology companies and venture capital firms. He represents both privately held and public companies in the information technology, telecommunications and life sciences industries in a wide range of transactions, including public offerings, private financings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions and strategic collaborations.

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  • Georgetown University Law Center
    LLM, Securities and Financial Regulation
    with distinction, 2004

  • University of San Diego School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 2003

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, History, Business Specialization

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association


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+1 858 550 6420 fax

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909