Fashion, Apparel & Beauty

Premier full-service firm for companies and investors in the fashion, apparel and beauty industries

Why Cooley
  • Cooley’s lawyers have decades of experience advising high-growth companies and investors across the fashion, apparel and beauty industries
  • We partner with ecommerce and brick and mortar businesses – from inception and funding to exit and beyond – fueling their growth by advancing business goals through legal strategy
  • Given our significant experience in the fashion, apparel and beauty industries, our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the key issues such businesses face, including brand positioning and exploitation, trademark, copyright and design protection, product development and distribution, licensing, sponsorship, brand ambassador agreements, media and tech considerations, advertising and supply chain management
  • One of the largest dedicated technology transactions groups in the country, with over 40 attorneys in the US and Europe dedicated to representing and advising clients on legal and regulatory issues relating to marketing and promotion of cosmetics, apparel, jewelry and other products and services
  • Robust, full-service platform allows for seamless collaboration among lawyers across practice areas including intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, emerging companies, strategic transactions and collaboration deals, venture financing and public offerings
  • Unparalleled access to one of the largest and most influential networks of leading VCs, financial institutions and other strategic partners 
  • Legal partners and brand ambassadors to hundreds of fashion, apparel and beauty companies
Cooley is a powerhouse when it comes to brands. – World Trademark Review

Law Firm of the Year for Startups

The Recorder


  • BTI Consulting: “Best of the Best” for client service and value
  • Chambers: Tier 1 for Startups and Emerging Companies, Leader in Intellectual Property
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Legal 500: Leader in Trademark Law
  • Legal 500: Tier 1 for Venture Capital and Startups
  • 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
Cooley handles the lifecycle of emerging companies – it has a genuine focus on startups and early-stage companies. – Legal 500

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Group contacts
Jodie Bourdet Partner San Francisco
Nicole Brookshire Partner Boston
Adam Chase Partner Washington, DC
Caitlin Courtney Associate Palo Alto
Danielle Crinnion Associate Boston
John Crittenden Retired Partner San Francisco
Cristina DeBiase Associate Washington, DC
Michelle Doolin Partner San Diego
Angela Dunning Partner Palo Alto
Robert Eisenbach Of Counsel San Francisco
Bobby Ghajar Partner Los Angeles
TJ Graham Partner Palo Alto
Matt Hallinan Partner Los Angeles
Shannan Higgins Special Counsel Colorado
Ariana G. Hiscott Associate San Francisco
Nick Hobson Partner Los Angeles
C. Thomas Hopkins Partner in Charge – Los Angeles Los Angeles, San Diego
Jay Indyke Partner New York
Michael Klein Partner New York
Stephane Levy Partner New York
Kimberly Nguyen Special Counsel Reston
John Paul Oleksiuk Partner Los Angeles
Anne Peck Partner Palo Alto, San Diego
Giselle Rivers Partner Boston, New York
Kevin Rivers Associate Palo Alto
Sacha Ross Partner New York
Colleen R. Wellington-Caban Associate Washington, DC
Babak Yaghmaie Partner New York
Dave Young Partner Los Angeles
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