Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Cooley Lawyers + Practices

Palo Alto – May 27, 2016 – Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized 71 Cooley lawyers as leaders in their respective fields. Twelve lawyers received one or more Band 1 rankings. Eight Cooley practices received a Band 1 ranking, with 29 practices recognized as national or regional leaders.  

The following is a complete list of Cooley's Chambers USA rankings for 2016:

Leading Practices

* Denotes Band 1 ranking

Nationwide Investment Funds: Venture Capital*
Life Sciences*
Startups & Emerging Companies*
Intellectual Property
Privacy & Data Security
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
California Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital*
Life Sciences*
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
IT & Outsourcing: Transactions
Intellectual Property
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Securities
Colorado Corporate/M&A
Intellectual Property
District of Columbia Media & Entertainment: Regulatory
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Massachusetts Corporate/M&A
Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
Intellectual Property
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: Regulatory (District of Columbia)
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Francis Fryscak Antitrust (California)
Koji Fukumura Litigation: Securities (California)
Stephen Gardner Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)*
Colleen Gillis Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Northern Virginia)
Wendy Goldstein Healthcare (New York)
Kenneth Guernsey Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Craig Jacoby Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
Eric Jensen Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
Robert Jones Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Barclay Kamb Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Heidi Keefe Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
Charlie Kim Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Barbara Kosacz Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
John Lavoie Real Estate (Northern Virginia)*
Alan Levine Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Elizabeth Lewis Labor & Employment (Virginia)
Michael Lincoln Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)*
James Linfield Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*
Douglas Lobel Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)
Mark Looney Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Northern Virginia)*
Andrew Lustig Corporate/M&A (Northern 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 Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
Stephen Neal Litigation: General Commercial (California)*
Litigation: Securities (California)
Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)*
Ian O'Donnell Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Kathleen Pakenham Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)
Michael Platt Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Marc Recht Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets (Massachusetts)
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 (Northern Virginia)
Anne Swanson Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Mark Tanoury Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)*
Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)*
Joseph Teja Intellectual Property (Massachusetts)
Steven Tonsfeldt Corporate/M&A (Northern California)
Mark Weeks Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Francis Wheeler Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*
Drew Williamson Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
David Young Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)

Up and Comers

Mischi a Marca   Banking & Finance (California)
Orion Armon Intellectual Property (Colorado)
Jacqueline Grise Antitrust (District of Columbia)

Senior Statesmen

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

Eminent Practitioners

Fred Muto Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)
Frank Pietrantonio Intellectual Property (Northern Virginia)

Recognized Practitioners

Patrick Gibbs Litigation: Securities (California)
Cathy Hershcopf Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York)
Michael Rhodes Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
Andy Roth Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)

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Related Contacts
Mischi a Marca Partner San Francisco
Orion Armon Partner Colorado
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Retired Partner New York
Alfred Browne Partner Boston
Kay Chandler Partner San Diego
Carolyn Craig Retired Partner Palo Alto
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge – Palo Alto Palo Alto
Ivor Elrifi Partner New York, Boston
Sonya Erickson Partner Seattle
Lester Fagen Partner Boston
John Feore Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Koji Fukumura Partner San Diego
Stephen Gardner Senior Counsel New York
Patrick Gibbs Partner Palo Alto
Colleen Gillis Partner Reston
Jacqueline Grise Partner Washington, DC
Kenneth Guernsey Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
Cathy Hershcopf Partner New York
Craig Jacoby Partner San Francisco
Eric Jensen Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Robert L. Jones Partner Palo Alto
Barclay Kamb Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Heidi Keefe Partner Palo Alto
Charlie Kim Partner San Diego, Los Angeles
Barbara Kosacz Senior Counsel Palo Alto
John Lavoie Partner in Charge – Reston Reston
Alan Levine Senior Counsel New York
Elizabeth Lewis Senior Counsel Washington, DC, Reston
Mike Lincoln Vice Chair Reston, Washington, DC
James Linfield Senior Counsel Colorado
Douglas P. Lobel Partner Reston
Mark Looney Partner Reston
Andrew Lustig Partner Reston
Pat Mitchell Partner Boston, New York
Howard Morse Partner Washington, DC
Fred Muto Senior Counsel San Diego
Stephen Neal Chairman Emeritus Palo Alto
Kathleen Pakenham Business Department Chair New York
Frank Pietrantonio Senior Counsel Reston
Michael Platt Partner in Charge – Colorado Colorado
Marc Recht Partner Boston
Michael Rhodes Partner San Francisco
John Robertson Partner in Charge – Seattle Seattle
Randy Sabett Special Counsel Washington, DC
William Schwartz Partner New York
Jordan Silber Partner San Francisco, Shanghai
Brent Siler Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Michael Stern Retired Partner Palo Alto
Mark Tanoury Partner Palo Alto
Steve Tonsfeldt Partner Palo Alto
Mark Weeks Partner Palo Alto
Francis Wheeler Partner Colorado
Drew Williamson Partner San Francisco
Dave Young Partner Los Angeles