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, and high-stakes litigation and transactional matters
  • Represent 1,500+ public companies and serve as principal corporate governance and securities counsel for 240+ 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 
  • Active transactional practice, advising on 740+ public offerings and 210+ public M&A deals throughout the past three years

Public Company Innovation Hub

Resources for forward-thinking board members and leaders of US-listed public companies

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M&A Blog

Dynamic thought leadership and newsworthy developments in the global mergers and acquisitions space

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Cooley PubCo Blog

Focus on providing dynamic thought leadership and curated content for the public securities arena

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Market insight and guidance for businesses focused on SPAC mergers


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
Chadwick Mills Partner San Francisco
Jason Kent Partner New York
Barbara Borden Partner San Diego
Nicole Brookshire Partner Boston
Kay Chandler Partner San Diego
Darren DeStefano Partner Reston
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge – Palo Alto Palo Alto
Koji Fukumura Partner San Diego
Marc Recht Partner Boston
Kenneth Guernsey Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
C. Thomas Hopkins Partner in Charge – Los Angeles Los Angeles, San Diego
Mike Jacobson Of Counsel Palo Alto
Eric Jensen Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Jamie Leigh Partner San Francisco
John McKenna Partner Palo Alto
David Peinsipp Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
Yvan-Claude Pierre Partner New York, Chicago
Cydney Posner Special Counsel San Francisco
Brent Siler Senior Counsel Washington, DC, Reston
Michael Tenta Partner Palo Alto
Steve Tonsfeldt Partner Palo Alto
Francis Wheeler Partner Colorado
Nancy Wojtas Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Amy M. Wood Partner San Diego
Christina T. Roupas Partner Chicago
Courtney M.W. Tygesson Partner Chicago
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