Stephen Neal


+1 650 843 5182

Stephen C. Neal is chairman of Cooley and a member of the firm's management committee. He is resident in the Palo Alto office.

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Steered by cool logic, zealous preparation and a quick wit, Cooley LLP's Stephen Neal has steered clients to more than 35 trial wins, often in bet-the-company litigation, with a nearly 90 percent win rate that reflects his deft approach to persuasive storytelling. – Law360

  • Stanford Law School
    JD, 1973

  • Harvard University
    AB, 1970

Admissions & Credentials




  • American College of Trial Lawyers

Rankings & Accolades

    National Law Journal: 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America

    Law360: Trial Ace

    National Law Journal: White Collar Crime Trailblazer

    Daily Journal: Top 100 Lawyers in California

    Chambers US: Trial Lawyers; Commercial Litigation; Securities Litigation

    Legal 500: Leading Trial Lawyer; White Collar; Commercial Litigation

    The American Lawyer: Litigator of the Week

Trial Ace

Law360 honored Steve Neal with its exclusive Trial Ace recognition, a selection limited to the top 50 trial lawyers in the US.

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+1 650 843 5182 office

3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1130