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
  • 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 regarding SEC, Nasdaq, NYSE and state law 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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2023 Business Outlook Resources

Insights and strategies for companies navigating today’s evolving economic conditions.

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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
Chadwick Mills  Partner San Francisco
Jason Kent  Partner New York
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
Kay Chandler  Partner San Diego
Darren DeStefano  Partner Reston
John C. Dwyer  Partner Palo Alto
Koji Fukumura  Partner San Diego
Marc Recht  Partner Boston
Kenneth Guernsey  Senior Counsel San Francisco, Palo Alto
C. Thomas Hopkins  Partner in Charge, Los Angeles – Santa Monica , Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
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
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