Peter H. Werner


On a daily basis, I interact with some of the smartest, most inspirational, hardworking people on the planet. Being able to play even a small role in the growth and success of their companies and in the proliferation of their ideas is highly rewarding.

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Peter Werner is co-chair of Cooley’s global emerging companies and venture capital practice group. Peter’s practice primarily focuses on the representation of high growth companies and their investors. He regularly assists clients with financings and mergers and acquisitions, in addition to entity formation, governance matters and securities transactions. Peter is a member of Cooley's firmwide pro bono and mental health and wellness committees.

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  • ONE Finance Acquired by Hazel to Create All-in-One Fintech Platform 

  • Andreessen Horowitz Co-Leads Flexport’s $935 Million Series E Round 

  • Lattice Triples Valuation to $3 Billion With Series F Round 

  • Fundbox’s Valuation Climbs to $1 Billion+ With Series D Round 

  • Allbirds – $348.3 Million IPO 

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  • University of Chicago Law School
    JD, With honors, John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow, 2001

  • University of California, Berkeley
    BA, With honors, 1997

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • The Bar Association of San Francisco

Rankings & Accolades

    Super Lawyers: Northern California Rising Star

    The Legal 500: Leading Lawyer – Venture Capital & Emerging Companies

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