Mike Lincoln

Business Department Chair

+1 703 456 8022

Mike Lincoln is the firmwide head of Cooley's business department and in charge of lateral recruiting and strategy. His practice focuses on emerging companies, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions. In 1999, Mike co-founded Cooley's first East Coast office.

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  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD, Omicron Delta Kappa, 1991

  • Southeast Missouri State University
    BS, Business Administration
    magna cum laude, 1984

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


Not admitted to practice in New York


  • American Bar Association

  • Northern Virginia Technology Council

  • Mid-Atlantic Venture Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A

    Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers: Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year (2013 & 2014)

    Washingtonian: Tech Titan (2012-2015)

    Washington Business Journal: Power 100 (2012-2015)

    DCInno 50 on Fire: Investment Leader (2015)


+1 703 456 8022 office
+1 703 456 8100 fax

Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
14th Floor
Reston, VA 20190-5656