Matthew Bartus


I provide strategic, business-oriented advice to high-growth companies and investors as they navigate legal and business challenges.

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Matthew Bartus is a partner in Cooley's business department and co-chair of the emerging companies practice. He addresses legal and business challenges for high-growth startups and the investors that fund them. Over the course of his career, Matt has advised companies, investors, buyers and sellers on hundreds of venture capital and M&A deals, having a total value in excess of $30 billion. 

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Matt and the team at Cooley have been fantastic partners, high impact and consistent. They have been our General Counsel as we enter new spaces, and they have kept us ahead of complex agreements in IP and financing - we couldn't recommend them more highly. – Ben Wolstenholme, Co-founder & CEO Madefire

  • New York University School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1998

  • Syracuse University
    BA, 1992

Admissions & Credentials


New York


  • National Venture Capital Association, General Counsel Advisory Board

Rankings & Accolades

    Cooley GO Wins the “People's Voice” Webby

    The Recorder Innovators recognizes Matt Bartus, Craig Jacoby and Peter Werner

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


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