Ryan Naftulin


I partner with founders, management teams and investors to provide practical and straight-forward guidance through all stages of growth.

+44 (0) 20 7556 4540

Ryan Naftulin is vice chair of Cooley's business department. He represents companies and investors in the UK and US who are forming, financing and scaling disruptive high-growth companies, particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors. He assists clients with equity financings, M&A, strategic relationships, board governance and general corporate matters. With his experience in Silicon Valley, the East Coast of the United States and London, Ryan is able to help companies navigate major corporate transactions across the US and UK.

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  • Depop Limited Closes £62 Million Series C 

  • Kheiron Medical Technolgies Closes £22 Million Series Round A 

  • Elliptic Closes $23 Million Series B 

  • Cooley Advises Accel on Privitar's $40 Million Funding 

  • Cooley Advises SoftBank on Improbable’s $502 Million Funding 


  • University of Michigan Law School
    JD, magna cum laude, 1998

  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
    MBA, 1998

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, Economics

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia



  • American Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (2015)

    The Best Lawyers of America (2008-2015)

    Above the Law: Top Partners to Work For – Washington, DC (2011)


+44 (0) 20 7556 4540 office
+44 (0) 20 7785 9355 fax

69 Old Broad Street
London, UK EC2M 1QS