Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Premier full-service firm for agtech innovators and their investors

Why Cooley

Cooley’s lawyers have decades of experience in the agricultural biotechnology, microbial engineering, microbiome, food, animal and plant science industries

Large footprint among a diverse set of agricultural biotechnology and plant science clients that is made up of industry pioneers

Clients range from small startup companies to billion-dollar private and publicly traded corporations to investors backing game-changing technologies in the agtech sector

Robust, full-service agtech platform allows for seamless collaboration among lawyers across practice areas including intellectual property, litigation, FDA/regulatory, licensing, strategic transactions and collaboration deals and venture financing

Unparalleled access to one of the largest and most influential networks of leading venture capitalists, financial institutions and other strategic partners

Counsel to agricultural startup companies involved in some of the largest venture backed agricultural sector fundraising rounds of the past several years

Represent sustainability leaders across industries, including several of the companies ranked among the Global 100 index of the most sustainable corporations in the world

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Global Market Leader: Agribusiness

– Chambers, 2024

Emerging Company Law Firm of the Year Honoree

Legalweek 2021


  • BTI Consulting: “Best of the Best” for client service and value
  • Chambers: Tier 1 for Startups and Emerging Companies, Leader in Intellectual Property
  • Chambers: Global Market Leader: Agribusiness
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Legal 500: Tier 1 for Venture Capital and Startups
  • LMG Life Sciences: Licensing and Collaboration Firm of the Year
  • LMG Life Sciences: Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year Honoree
  • Managing IP: Named Firm of the Year for “Trademark Litigation” and “IP Transactions”
  • PitchBook: #1 law firm for VC-backed exits (IPO and M&A)
  • World Trademark Review: Gold Tier for Trademark Law

Life Sciences & Healthcare Innovation Hub

Comprehensive resource for key stakeholders across the global life sciences and healthcare industry