I’m a problem solver. If there’s an elegant (aka simple) solution to something, I’ll find it. If something more is needed, we will figure that out, too.

Passions

Jim is an avid cyclist and runner and competes regularly in a variety of races and events. He is also a passionate soccer fan and travels the country and the world to see some of the top matches. But most of all, he is a devoted husband and father.

Experience

MapLight Therapeutics Closes Oversubscribed $225 Million Series C

November 3, 2023

Cooley advised MapLight Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, on its oversubscribed $225 million Series C financing.

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Christian Plaza
Partner, Reston
Matthew Schwee
Partner, Reston
David Brinton
Associate, Washington, DC
Michael Tuscan
Partner, Washington, DC
Jim Fulton
Partner, New York
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Jason Valentine
Associate, Washington, DC
Cortney Smith
Senior Paralegal, Reston
Jeffery Wyzykowski
Patent Agent, Washington, DC
Dou Yeon Youn
Patent Agent, New York
Zhipeng Zheng
Patent Agent, Washington, DC

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Kriya Announces $270 Million Series C Financing

May 20, 2022

Cooley advised Kriya Therapeutics, a fully integrated gene therapy company pioneering novel technologies and therapeutics, on its $270 Million Series C financing round. Lawyers Lauren Creel and Lindsy Solanki led the Cooley team advising Kriya.

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Lauren Creel
Partner, Palo Alto
Lindsy Solanki
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Kristina Krasnikova
Associate, Palo Alto
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Jim Fulton
Partner, New York
Sarah Oliai
Associate, Washington, DC
Josh Seidenfeld
Partner, Palo Alto

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Chingona Ventures Closes New $52 Million Fund

May 17, 2022

Cooley advised Chingona Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in founders whose backgrounds uniquely position them to create businesses in growth markets that are often overlooked, on the closing of its new $52 million fund. Lawyers Rachel Goddard, Noah Pittard, Mystery Murphy, Mandy Kondo and Christine Zhao led the Cooley team advising Chingona Ventures.

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Rachel Goddard
Partner, Chicago
Noah Pittard
Partner, Colorado
Mystery Murphy
Special Counsel, Colorado
Mandy Kondo
Associate, Palo Alto
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Halima A. Nguyen
Associate, Chicago
Miriam Petrillo
Partner, Chicago
Leslie Cancel
Special Counsel, San Francisco
Jim Fulton
Partner, New York
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Selin Akkan
Associate, Palo Alto
Aaron Velli
Partner, Washington, DC
Bernard Hatcher
Partner, San Francisco

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Veho Raises $170 Million Series B, Bringing Valuation to More Than $1.5 Billion

February 18, 2022

Cooley advised Veho, a technology-driven logistics company, on its $170 million Series B, which brings the company’s valuation to more than $1.5 billion. Lawyers Jeff Laretto, Alex Abelson and Katharina Schwarz led the Cooley team advising Veho.

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Jeff Laretto
Partner, New York
Alex Abelson
Associate, New York
Katharina Schwarz
Associate, New York
John Paul Oleksiuk
Partner, New York
Jonathan Rivinus
Partner, Colorado
Jim Fulton
Partner, New York
Rebecca Ross
Special Counsel, Washington, DC

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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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Rankings & accolades

Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Venture Capital Law (2007-2021)

Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year - Securities/Capital Markets Law (2021)

Northern California Super Lawyer: Securities and Corporate Finance (2007-2012)

New York Super Lawyer (2015-2019, 2021-2022)

Legal 500 US: M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2015)

Memberships & affiliations

American Bar Association