Kevin K. Rooney helps emerging companies grow smartly. He works as outside corporate counsel with founders on company formation and ongoing corporate governance throughout the client's lifecycle. Kevin advises on transactions, including venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate relationships and equity offerings for both companies and financial and corporate investors. He also represents incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurs working with startups and venture capital funds in their formation, securities offerings and investments. In addition, Kevin has represented select founders personally in mergers and acquisitions and secondary sale transactions. Kevin has served as the corporate head of Cooley's Palo Alto office and corporate hiring partner in Palo Alto from 2016 – 2020.

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  • Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax
    JD, 1999

  • University of Waterloo
    Hons. B.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering (Management Science Option)

Admissions & Credentials


Ontario, Canada

Rankings & Accolades

    • Recognized by Legal 500
    • Recognized by Super Lawyers
    • Legal 500 for M&A: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2013)
    • Northern California Super Lawyers: Mergers and Acquisitions (2011-2017)