Venture Capital Litigation & Dispute Counseling

Effectively handle litigation matters and resolve operating problems specific to venture capital, leveraged buyout and other private equity funds and their managers

Why Cooley
  • 400+ litigators in sixteen major business and technology centers worldwide handling high-stakes litigations for cutting-edge companies
  • One of the foremost authorities on capital fund formation in the United States
  • Breadth of experience uniquely positions us to handle litigation matters and resolve other operating problems specific to venture capital, leveraged buyout and other private equity funds and their managers
  • Experienced in both judicial and alternative dispute resolution forums and have resolved all types of fund and management company operating problems
  • In-depth understanding of the partnership agreements, economic relationships and industry customs and practices that define venture capital, leveraged buyout and private equity funds
  • Experience in 100+ state, federal and international courts, arbitral forums and administrative bodies
  • 50+ years of experience counseling venture capital and other private equity groups on fundraising, governance and investment activities give us an appreciation for the importance of managing costs, maintaining confidentiality and protecting a fund's brand and reputation when seeking dispute resolution
     

Litigation Liability Issues in the Venture Space

 

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Litigation Powerhouse

Law360 praises Cooley for its first-class litigation work and dominant victories.

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Recognition

  • Financial Times - Innovative Lawyers: Dispute Resolution (2012, 2015)
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Chambers USA & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Legal 500 US & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation
They are a tight team who coordinate well and do an excellent job. Chambers USA

 

Group Contacts
Mazda Antia Partner, San Diego
Philip Bowman Partner, New York
Kathleen Goodhart Partner, San Francisco
Patrick Gunn Partner in Charge – San Francisco
Mike Klisch Partner, Washington, DC
Beatriz Mejia Partner, San Francisco
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Ian Shapiro Partner, New York
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