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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 17 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
     
Their capacity to handle really complex matters and arguments is very impressive.– Chambers USA

Litigation Department of the Year

Cooley Named Finalist for The American Lawyer's Prestigious Litigation Department of the Year Award.

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Recognition

  • The American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Finalist
  • The American Lawyer: 20 Litigator of the Week mentions since 2021
  • Daily Journal: Multiple “Top Defense Verdict” or “Top Appellate Win” awards
  • BTI: 2021 Client Service A-Team
  • The Lawyer: International Law Firm of the Year
  • DiversityLab: 2021 Inclusion Champions – Business Litigation
  • Chambers USA & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Legal 500 US & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation: National Firm of the year in California and Silicon Valley Firm of the Year
They are a tight team who coordinate well and do an excellent job. – Chambers USA
Group contacts
Mazda Antia  Partner San Diego, Los Angeles – Downtown
Philip Bowman  Partner New York
Kathleen Goodhart  Partner San Francisco
Patrick Gunn  Partner in Charge – San Francisco 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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