Public Companies

Trusted boardroom insiders advising public companies and their boards on high-stakes, complex decisions

Why Cooley
  • Counsel to public companies and their boards relating to corporate governance, transactional and high-stakes litigation matters
  • Represent 500+ public companies and serve as principal corporate governance and securities counsel for 140+ public companies
  • Team includes former SEC and US attorney staff, allowing up-to-the-minute monitoring on regarding SEC, NASDAQ, NYSE and state developments
  • Advise in all areas of federal and state securities law
  • Counsel US and non-US companies on the responsibilities of management, boards and special committees
  • Dedicated shareholder activism team with experience in dealing with stockholder proposals and proxy contests; high rates of successful outcomes for clients
  • Industry-leading privacy & data protection practice advises companies and their boards on the full spectrum of issues related to privacy, data rights and cybersecurity 
  • 200+ public offerings in the last two years and 500+ public company M&A deals for an aggregate value of $150+ billion since 2009

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Triggering Events for Form 8-K

Identifies the triggering events requiring the filing of current reports on Form 8-K

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Group Contacts
Nicole Brookshire Partner, Boston
Chadwick Mills Partner, San Francisco
Barbara Borden Partner, San Diego
Kay Chandler Partner, San Diego
Darren DeStefano Partner, Reston
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge - Palo Alto
Koji Fukumura Partner, San Diego
Kenneth Guernsey Partner, San Francisco
C. Thomas Hopkins Partner in Charge - Los Angeles
Mike Jacobson Of Counsel, Palo Alto
Eric Jensen Partner, Palo Alto
Jamie Leigh Partner, San Francisco
Ed Lukins Partner, London
John McKenna Partner, Palo Alto
Robert Phillips Partner, San Francisco
David Peinsipp Partner, San Francisco
Yvan-Claude Pierre Partner, New York
Cydney Posner Special Counsel, San Francisco
Brent Siler Partner, Washington, DC
Michael Tenta Partner, Palo Alto
Steve Tonsfeldt Partner, Palo Alto
Francis Wheeler Partner, Colorado
Nancy Wojtas Partner, Palo Alto
Amy M. Wood Partner, San Diego
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