Emerging Companies

Decades of startup experience and unparalleled relationships with investors and advisors

Why Cooley
  • 5,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients 
  • Our work with emerging companies often begins prior to company formation and progresses through the full evolution of a startup's life
  • Unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of venture capital investors in the world
  • We think like our clients think, providing advice that is pragmatic, tailored and cost-effective
  • #1 law firm representing VC-backed companies going public for the last decade
  • Represent 35% of US companies listed in Wall Street Journal Billion Dollar Startup Club
  • Represent 20% of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2016 including 6 of the top 10
  • Represent 6 of Forbes' Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World

Venture Financing Report – Q2 2016

Featuring a Q&A with Aydin Senkut, founder and managing director of Felicis Ventures

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Recognition
  • #1 Law Firm for early and late-stage VC transactions in Q1 2016
  • #1 Law Firm for VC-backed exits (IPO+M&A) 
  • #1 law firm for VC-backed IPOs for the last decade
  • Chambers USA: Band 1 Startups and Emerging Companies
  • Legal 500 US: Tier 1 Venture Capital and Startups
  • US News Best Law Firms: Technology Law Firm of the Year & Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year 
  • Financial Times: Top 5 Most Innovative Law Firms

Cooley handles the lifecycle of emerging companies – it has a genuine focus on startups and early-stage companies, with regular instructions to advise on company formations.– Legal 500
Group Contacts
Craig Jacoby Partner, San Francisco
Peter H. Werner Partner, San Francisco
Matthew Bartus Partner, Palo Alto
Mike Lincoln Business Department Chair, Reston
Danielle Naftulin Partner, Palo Alto
Jason Kent Partner, San Diego
Dave Young Partner, Los Angeles
Babak Yaghmaie Partner, New York
Patrick Loofbourrow Partner, Shanghai
Michael Platt Partner in Charge - Colorado
Andrew Lustig Partner, Reston
Pat Mitchell Partner, Boston
Ryan Naftulin Partner, London
Kevin Rooney Partner, Palo Alto
Jim Fulton Partner, New York
John Robertson Partner in Charge - Seattle
Marc Recht Partner, Boston
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