Experience

Automattic Acquires Beeper

April 9, 2024

Cooley advised Automattic, a distributed company with 1,965 users in 93 countries speaking 119 different languages, on its acquisition of Beeper, a universal messaging application that combines 14 different chat networks in one inbox.

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Bill Roegge
Partner, New York
Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Daniel Han
Associate, New York
Cristina Lombardi
Associate, New York
Matan Neuman
Associate, New York
Caitlin Courtney
Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Egan
Partner, Washington, DC
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
TJ Graham
Partner, Palo Alto
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Jeff Goldman
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Karun Ahuja
Associate, Chicago
Cristina DeBiase
Associate, Boston
Carly E. Gibbons
Associate, Chicago
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Calvin Lee
Associate, New York
Breanna Qin
Associate, Palo Alto
Patricia Myers
Paralegal Specialist, Colorado

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Carmot Therapeutics Enters Definitive Merger Agreement With Roche

December 3, 2023

Cooley advised Carmot Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing therapeutics for people living with metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes, on its definitive merger agreement in which Roche will acquire Carmot.

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Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Ben Beerle
Partner, San Francisco
Charity Williams
Partner, San Diego
David Peinsipp
Partner, San Francisco
Kristin VanderPas
Partner, San Francisco
Lauren Creel
Partner, Palo Alto
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Kathleen O'Neill
Partner, Washington, DC
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
TJ Graham
Partner, Palo Alto
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Tracy Rubin
Partner, Palo Alto
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Charlie Kim
Partner, San Diego
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
J. Brian Stalter
Special Counsel, New York
Jennifer Shanley
Special Counsel, New York
Grant Schweikert
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Dani Nazemian
Special Counsel, San Diego
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Stacey A. Bradford
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Sangitha Palaniappa
Associate, Palo Alto
Tyler McClure
Associate, San Francisco
Rubin Waranch
Associate, Colorado
Melissa Meza
Associate, San Diego
Jameson Davis
Associate, Boston
Alexander Ellebracht
Associate, Palo Alto
Mor Agam
Associate, New York
Athina Gaki
Associate, Brussels
Andy Zachrich
Associate, San Diego
Dionne A. Thomas
Associate, San Diego
Umer Chaudhry
Associate, Washington, DC
Jane Jun
Associate, Palo Alto
Samara Zaifman
Associate, Palo Alto
Carly E. Gibbons
Associate, Chicago
Claire Norman
Associate, Palo Alto
Anitha Anne
Associate, San Francisco
Kristina Krasnikova
Associate, Palo Alto
Patricia Myers
Paralegal Specialist, Colorado
Loraine Torres
Paralegal Specialist, Colorado
Hitesh Patel
eDiscovery Attorney, Washington, DC

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Zillow Agrees to Acquire Follow Up Boss

November 1, 2023

Cooley advised Zillow Group, a company reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more people, on its definitive agreement to acquire Follow Up Boss, a customer relationship management system for real estate professionals, for $400 million in initial cash consideration and up to $100 million in a potential cash earnout.

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Nick Davis
Partner, Seattle
Alan Hambelton
Partner, Seattle
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
TJ Graham
Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Egan
Partner, Washington, DC
Robert M. McDowell
Partner, Washington, DC
Stacey A. Bradford
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Eileen Leman
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Tyler McClure
Associate, San Francisco
Gary Warren Hunt III
Associate, Washington, DC
Austin Holt
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Carly E. Gibbons
Associate, Chicago
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Cristina DeBiase
Associate, Boston
Eileen Marshall
Partner, Washington, DC
Calvin Lee
Associate, New York
Katie Rosati
Associate, Seattle

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IAA’s Acquisition by Ritchie Bros. Closes Following Shareholder Approval

March 23, 2023

Cooley advised IAA, Inc. (IAA), a global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, on its cross-border stock and cash acquisition by Ritchie Bros., which closed on Monday, March 20.

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Bill Roegge
Partner, New York
John-Paul Motley
Partner in Charge, Los Angeles – Downtown , Los Angeles Downtown
Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Logan Tiari
Partner, Los Angeles Downtown
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Patrick Flanagan
Partner, New York
David Fletcher
Partner, Washington, DC
Kristine Forderer
Partner, San Francisco
Kathleen Goodhart
Partner, San Francisco
TJ Graham
Partner, Palo Alto
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Eileen Marshall
Partner, Washington, DC
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
John Paul Oleksiuk
Partner, New York
Michelle Garcia Schulman
Partner, Reston
Timothy Shapiro
Partner, Palo Alto
Ryan Vann
Partner, Chicago
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
David Hopkins
Special Counsel, Colorado
Shannon MacMichael
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Miriam Petrillo
Partner, Chicago
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Julia R. Brinton
Associate, Washington, DC
Carly E. Gibbons
Associate, Chicago
Savannah Harms
Associate, New York
Moussa O. Ismail
Associate, Reston
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Grant Schweikert
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Genevieve Lim Urban
Associate, Seattle
Casey Warsh
Associate, Colorado

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IAA’s Amended Merger Agreement With Ritchie Bros., Cooperation Agreement With Ancora

January 26, 2023

Cooley advised Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA), a global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, on an amendment to its previously announced merger agreement with Ritchie Bros., which provides for the stock and cash acquisition of IAA by Ritchie Bros.

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Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
John-Paul Motley
Partner in Charge, Los Angeles – Downtown , Los Angeles Downtown
Bill Roegge
Partner, New York
Logan Tiari
Partner, Los Angeles Downtown
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Patrick Flanagan
Partner, New York
David Fletcher
Partner, Washington, DC
Kristine Forderer
Partner, San Francisco
Kathleen Goodhart
Partner, San Francisco
TJ Graham
Partner, Palo Alto
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Eileen Marshall
Partner, Washington, DC
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
John Paul Oleksiuk
Partner, New York
Michelle Garcia Schulman
Partner, Reston
Timothy Shapiro
Partner, Palo Alto
Ryan Vann
Partner, Chicago
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
David Hopkins
Special Counsel, Colorado
Shannon MacMichael
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Miriam Petrillo
Partner, Chicago
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Julia R. Brinton
Associate, Washington, DC
Umer Chaudhry
Associate, Washington, DC
Carly E. Gibbons
Associate, Chicago
Savannah Harms
Associate, New York
Moussa O. Ismail
Associate, Reston
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York

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Chambers USA: Technology: Transactions – California (2022 – 2023)

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