Leo Spicer-Phelps

Associate
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Helping navigate fast-moving, innovative clients through legal systems not always designed with their offerings in mind is the most interesting and challenging part of my job.

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Leo is an extremely keen cyclist. Heavily focussed on climbing, scaling the Mont Ventoux ranks amongst his greatest achievements.   

Experience

Hootsuite to Acquire Talkwalker

April 8, 2024

Cooley advised Hootsuite, a global leader in social media management, on its definitive agreement to acquire Talkwalker, a top artificial intelligence-powered social listening solution.

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Erin Hilliard
Associate, San Francisco
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Chris Lynn
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Daniel Millard
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Payapps to Be Acquired by Autodesk

January 26, 2024

Cooley advised cloud-based construction software company Payapps and its private equity sponsor IFM Investors on a definitive agreement in which Payapps will be acquired by Autodesk, a multinational software company.

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Partner, New York
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Partner, New York
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Partner, Washington, DC
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Partner, London
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Partner, London
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Partner, Boston
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Partner, Washington, DC
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Partner, New York
David Wilson
Partner, London
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Adam Fleisher
Partner, Washington, DC
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Associate, New York
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Associate, London
Jia Xie
Associate, London
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
DeVon Barnett
Associate, Washington, DC
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Associate, San Francisco
Richard G.S. Lee
Associate, Washington, DC
Steven A. Zuckerman
Associate, New York
Arthi Naini
Associate, New York
Patrick O. Johnson
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Snyk Acquires Enso Security

June 12, 2023

Cooley advised Snyk, a leader in developer security, on its acquisition of Enso Security, pioneers of the industry’s first application security posture management (ASPM) solution.

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Veritone Acquires Broadbean

June 5, 2023

Cooley is advising Veritone, an artificial intelligence company, on its acquisition of Broadbean for $52 million.

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Partner, Los Angeles Downtown
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Partner, San Diego
Ann Bevitt
Partner, London
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Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Matthew Caplan
Partner, San Francisco
Chris Coulter
Partner, London
Paula Holland
Partner, London
David Wilson
Partner, London
Patrick Van Eecke
Partner, Brussels
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Amy Collins
Special Counsel, London
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
David Hopkins
Special Counsel, Colorado
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Susan Piascik Christoff
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Dillon Martinson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Reid Hooper
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Julie Wicklund
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Eerik Kukebal
Associate, London
Liza Hadley
Associate, Boston
Christian Lee
Associate, San Francisco
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Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Chris Lynn
Associate, London
Sara Kim
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Rachel F. Katz
Associate, New York
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Associate, San Diego
Neelam Atwal
Associate, London
Julia Gage
Associate, San Francisco
James H. Reizman
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Leo Spicer-Phelps
Associate, London
Nick Hall
Associate, Washington, DC
Bethan Chalmers
Associate, London
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Associate, London
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Eileen Leman
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
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Senior Trademark Paralegal
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Paralegal Specialist, Reston
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Justin Bieber to Sell Music Rights to Hipgnosis Songs for $200 Million

February 2, 2023

Cooley advised Justin Bieber in a $200 million deal to sell his music rights to Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital.

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Michael Rhodes
Partner, San Francisco
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Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
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Partner, San Francisco
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Associate, San Diego
Rachel F. Katz
Associate, New York
Harry Calkin
Associate, London
Calvin Lee
Associate, New York
David Bresnick
Partner, London
Stephanie Gentile
Partner, New York
Chris Coulter
Partner, London
Aaron Pomeroy
Partner, Colorado
James Maton
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England and Wales

Rankings and accolades

The Legal 500 UK: IT and telecoms (2022)