Chambers USA Recognizes 27 Cooley Practice Areas

Palo Alto – May 29, 2015 – Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized 67 Cooley attorneys as leaders in their respective fields. Thirteen attorneys received one or more Band 1 rankings. Seven Cooley practices received a Band 1 ranking, with twenty seven practices recognized as national or regional leaders.

The following is a complete list of Cooley's Chambers USA rankings for 2015:

Leading Practices

* Denotes Band 1 ranking

Nationwide Investment Funds: Venture Capital*
Life Sciences*
Privacy & Data Security
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Intellectual Property
California Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital*
Life Sciences*
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
IT & Outsourcing: Transactions
Intellectual Property
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Securities
Corporate/M&A: Northern California
Colorado Intellectual Property
District of Columbia Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Massachusetts Corporate/M&A
Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
New York Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Virginia Corporate/M&A*
Intellectual Property*
Real Estate*
Washington Corporate/Commercial

Ranked Practitioners

* Denotes Band 1 ranking

Jonathan Bach Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Celia Barenholtz Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
James Brogan Intellectual Property (Colorado)*
Alfred Browne Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts)
Antonio Calabrese Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Virginia)*
Kay Chandler Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Carolyn Craig IT & Outsourcing (California)
Craig Dauchy Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)*
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)*
John Dwyer Litigation: General Commercial (California)
Litigation: Securities (California)
Ivor Elrifi Intellectual Property (Massachusetts)
Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation (Nationwide)
Sonya Erickson Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
Lester Fagen Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
John Feore Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory (District of Columbia)
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Francis Fryscak Antitrust (California)
Stephen Gardner Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)*
Wendy Goldstein Healthcare (New York)
Kenneth Guernsey Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Eric Jensen Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Robert Jones Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Barclay Kamb Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Barbara Kosacz Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
John Lavoie Real Estate (Virginia)*
Alan Levine Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Betsy Lewis Labor & Employment (Virginia)
Michael Lincoln Corporate/M&A (Virginia)*
James Linfield Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*
Douglas Lobel Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)
Mark Looney Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Virginia)*
Andrew Lustig Corporate/M&A (Virginia)
Tom Mason Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide)
Patrick Mitchell Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
Ali Mojdehi Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California)
Howard Morse Antitrust (District of Columbia)
Fred Muto Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Ryan Naftulin Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (District of Columbia)
Stephen Neal Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)*
Litigation: General Commercial (California)*
Litigation: Securities (California)
Ian O'Donnell Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Kathleen Pakenham Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)
Anne Peck Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (California)
Michael Platt Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Michael Rhodes Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
Litigation: General Commercial (California)
John Robertson Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
Randy Sabett Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
Marc Schildkraut Antitrust (District of Columbia)
William Schwartz Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Jordan Silber Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Brent Siler Corporate/M&A (Virginia)
Colleen Gillis Real Estate: Zoning/ Land Use (Virginia)
Myron Sugarman Wealth Management: Western Region (Nationwide)
Anne Swanson Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Mark Tanoury Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital* (California)
Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Joseph Teja Intellectual Property (Massachusetts)
Aaron Velli Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Mark Weeks Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Francis Wheeler Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*

Up and Comers

Mischi a Marca   Banking & Finance (California))
Jacqueline Grise Antitrust (District of Columbia)
Nicole Peppe Private Equity: Fund Formation (Massachusetts)
Marc Recht Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts)
Andrew Williamson          Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)

Senior Statesmen

Michael Stern IT & Outsourcing (California)
Diane Savage IT & Outsourcing (California)

Eminent Practitioners

Fred Muto Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)
Frank Pietrantonio Intellectual Property (Virginia)

Associates to Watch

Huaying Daisy Qi Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)

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Robert L. Jones Partner Palo Alto
Fred Muto Senior Counsel San Diego
Mark Tanoury Partner Palo Alto
Kenneth Guernsey Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes Partner San Francisco
James Linfield Senior Counsel Colorado
Kay Chandler Partner San Diego
Eric Jensen Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Stephen Neal Chairman Emeritus Palo Alto
Michael Stern Retired Partner Palo Alto
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge – Palo Alto Palo Alto
Anne Peck Partner Palo Alto, San Diego
Barbara Kosacz Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Barclay Kamb Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Michael Platt Partner in Charge – Colorado Colorado
Carolyn Craig Retired Partner Palo Alto
Ryan Naftulin Partner London
Mike Lincoln Vice Chair Reston, Washington, DC
Aaron Velli Partner Washington, DC
Andrew Lustig Partner Reston
Mischi a Marca Partner San Francisco
Frank Pietrantonio Senior Counsel Reston
Mark Looney Partner Reston
Francis Wheeler Partner Colorado
Jordan Silber Partner San Francisco, Shanghai
Elizabeth Lewis Senior Counsel Washington, DC, Reston
Colleen Gillis Partner Reston
Douglas P. Lobel Partner Reston
Alan Levine Senior Counsel New York
William Schwartz Partner New York
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Retired Partner New York
Alfred Browne Partner Boston
Lester Fagen Partner Boston
Marc Recht Partner Boston
Brent Siler Partner Washington, DC, Reston
John Lavoie Partner in Charge – Reston Reston
Nicole Peppe Partner Boston
Sonya Erickson Partner Seattle
Mark Weeks Partner Palo Alto
John Robertson Partner in Charge – Seattle Seattle
Stephen Gardner Senior Counsel New York
Howard Morse Partner Washington, DC
Pat Mitchell Partner Boston, New York
Kathleen Pakenham Business Department Chair New York
Drew Williamson Partner San Francisco
Jacqueline Grise Partner Washington, DC
John Feore Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Randy Sabett Special Counsel Washington, DC
Ivor Elrifi Partner New York, Boston