Rachel Proffitt

Partner and Chief Executive Officer
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As CEO, I am energized to lead our firm as we advance to new and greater heights. I bring to this role my experience as a business adviser, legal counselor and occasional therapist to some of the greatest minds of our time. My passion for helping clients grow and change the world is matched only by my passion to have Cooley emerge as the great law firm of the next generation.

Experience

Cooley Advises Instacart on $660 Million IPO

September 19, 2023

Cooley advised Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, on its $660 million initial public offering.

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Jon Avina
Partner, Palo Alto
Rachel Proffitt
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco
Jonie Ing Kondracki
Partner, San Francisco
Milson Yu
Partner, Palo Alto
Nyron J. Persaud
Partner, New York
Kate Nichols
Partner, Palo Alto
Colleen Badgley
Partner, Seattle
Arielle H. Friehling
Associate, San Francisco
Julia Gage
Associate, San Francisco
Lukhan Baloch
Associate, Palo Alto
Jonathan Gonzalez
Associate, Palo Alto
Eric Steiner
Paralegal Specialist, San Francisco

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Lavoro to Become Publicly Traded Through Business Combination With TPB Acquisition Corporation I

April 24, 2023

Cooley advised TPB Acquisition Corporation I, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by The Production Board, in its business combination agreement that will result in Lavoro Limited, a leading agricultural inputs retailer in Latin America, becoming a US publicly listed company with an implied initial enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion.

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Garth Angelo Osterman
Partner, San Francisco
Rachel Proffitt
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco
Peter Byrne
Partner, New York
Kristin VanderPas
Partner, San Francisco
Michelle Peleg
Associate, San Francisco
Sarah Curry
Associate, New York
Jesse Schulman
Associate, Washington, DC
Wesley Dietrich
Associate, Washington, DC
Yoana Setzer
Associate, New York
Aaron Pomeroy
Partner, Colorado
Courtney M.W. Tygesson
Partner, Chicago
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Calvin Lee
Associate, New York
Rick Jantz
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Jill Simon
Senior Paralegal, New York

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Motive Raises $150 Million in Series F Funding

June 1, 2022

Cooley advised Motive, a leading automated operations platform for the physical economy, on its $150 million Series F financing round, bringing the company’s valuation to $2.85 billion. Lawyers Rachel Burns and Rachel Proffitt led the Cooley team advising Motive.

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Rachel M. Burns
Special Counsel, San Francisco
Rachel Proffitt
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco
Michelle Peleg
Associate, San Francisco
Sam Miller
Associate, San Francisco

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Blockdaemon Acquires Anyblock Analytics

November 18, 2021

Cooley advised Blockdaemon, the world's largest blockchain infrastructure company for node management and staking, on its acquisition of Anyblock Analytics, an infrastructure platform providing API, on chain analytic tools, monitoring and node hosting services. Partner Rachel Proffitt led the Cooley team advising Blockdaemon.

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Rachel Proffitt
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco
Claudia Torres
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Natalie D. Vernon
Associate, Colorado
Michael Suyat
Senior Paralegal, San Francisco

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Cornerstone OnDemand Agrees to Sell to Clearlake Capital Group for $5.2 Billion

August 6, 2021

Cooley advised Cornerstone OnDemand, a publicly traded global leader in talent management software, on its agreement to sell to private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group. Lawyers Jamie Leigh, Ben Beerle, Rachel Proffitt and Matt Silverman led the Cooley team advising Cornerstone on the transaction, which has an enterprise value of approximately $5.2 billion.

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Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Ben Beerle
Partner, San Francisco
Rachel Proffitt
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco
Matthew D. Silverman
Special Counsel, San Diego
Natalie D. Vernon
Associate, Colorado
Jacob B. Hanna
Associate, San Francisco
Julia Gage
Associate, San Francisco
Scott Lin
Associate, San Francisco
Kevin Rivers
Associate, Palo Alto

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The Road Ahead for Private Companies with Rachel Proffitt and Axios

Rankings & accolades

Chambers USA: Startups & Emerging Companies – Nationwide (2020 – 2023)

Chambers USA: Venture Capital – California (2020 – 2023)

The Legal 500 US: Leading Lawyer in Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2023)

Lawdragon: 500 Leading Dealmakers in America (2024)