Mergers & Acquisitions

1,000+ M&A transactions for an aggregate value of $170+ billion since 2009

Why Cooley
  • 180+ member team in 12 major business and technology centers in the US, UK and China
  • Broad industry platform with clients across many industries and sophisticated capabilities in all practice areas
  • Excel in deals in the tech, life sciences, medical device and healthcare, consumer, education, defense and media industries
  • Given our market position in the medtech and life sciences sectors, we have handled a large number of life sciences M&A transactions, both public and private, and understand unique structuring issues for life sciences companies, including milestone structures, contingent value rights and option structures
  • Serve as primary corporate counsel to 140+ public companies, giving us an unmatched perspective on market deal points and ability to facilitate introductions between buyers and sellers
  • Represent all categories of participants in transactions, including buyers, sellers, major stockholders, venture capitalists, lenders, financial advisors, management/founders, special board committees, individual investors, private equity funds, hedge funds and others 
  • Adept at handling all manner of transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic deals including joint ventures, acquisitions of IP assets, patent cross-licenses, complex divestitures and spin-offs, takeover defense and shareholder activism counseling, and multibillion-dollar public company mergers
  • Market-leading IP, privacy, technology licensing, life sciences collaborations and licensing, regulatory, government contracts, credit finance, private equity, antitrust, employment, compensation and tax practices to support transactions
Recognition
  • Best Lawyers (National): Tier 1 M&A (2016)
  • Thomson Reuters Global M&A Legal Advisory Review: Top 10 in US target announced by deal count (2015)
  • Bloomberg M&A Legal Advisory Ranking: Top 10 in US announced deals – principals, by count (2015)
  • Mergermarket Global and Regional M&A: Top 10 in US West and Mid-Atlantic by count (2015)

M&A Blog

Newsworthy developments in the global mergers and acquisitions space.

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Group Contacts
Barbara Borden Partner, San Diego
Jamie Leigh Partner, San Francisco
Craig Menden Partner, Palo Alto
Steve Tonsfeldt Partner, Palo Alto
Garth Osterman Partner, San Francisco
Rama Padmanabhan Partner, San Diego
Kevin Mills Partner, Washington, DC
Alfred Browne Partner, Boston
Laura Medina Partner, Colorado
Tali Sealman Partner, Palo Alto
Justin Stock Managing Partner - London
David Bresnick Partner, London
Andrew Lustig Partner, Reston
Christina Zhang Partner in Charge - Shanghai
Ron Hopkinson Partner, New York
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