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
Adam Chase  Partner Washington, DC
Caitlin Courtney  Associate Palo Alto
Danielle Crinnion  Associate Boston
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 – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
TJ Graham  Partner Palo Alto
Matt Hallinan  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Shannan Higgins  Special Counsel Colorado
Ariana G. Hiscott  Associate San Francisco
Nick Hobson  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
C. Thomas Hopkins  Partner in Charge, Los Angeles – Santa Monica , Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Michael Klein  Partner New York
Stephane Levy  Partner New York
Kimberly Nguyen  Special Counsel Reston
John Paul Oleksiuk  Partner New York, Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Anne Peck  Senior Counsel 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 "Bo" Yaghmaie  Partner New York
Dave Young  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
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