Richard E. Ginsberg


Whether my clients are building a startup with disruptive technology or launching a new investment fund, I am lucky to see business growth from all sides. My success is directly tied to their success.

Rick is co-founder and partner in charge of Cooley’s Chicago office. He has extensive experience representing public and private companies and the venture capital firms and private investors that fund them. Concentrating in corporate and securities law while acting as a true business adviser, he counsels investors and companies throughout their life cycle on matters ranging from formation to complex corporate investments and transactions. Adept at advising emerging and growth-stage companies in all stages of development, Rick routinely works with these companies on private financings, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and equity and debt investments.

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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
    JD, Editor, UCLA Law Review, 1991

  • University of Michigan
    BA, with distinction, 1988

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Rankings & Accolades

    Crain’s Chicago Business: Tech 50 (2017)

    International Bar Association: Who’s Who Legal – Illinois, Private Funds (2007 – 2010)

    The Legal 500: Venture Capital & Emerging Companies