Legal 500 US 2020 Highlights Cooley

Palo Alto – June 24, 2020 –The Legal 500 United States 2020 recognized 23 Cooley practice areas and recommended Cooley as a #1 firm for capital markets: equity offerings, venture capital and emerging companies and technology transactions. Fourteen attorneys were recognized as leading lawyers in their respective fields and firm chairman emeritus Stephen Neal and partner Michael Rhodes were singled out as leading trial lawyers. M&A co-chairs Barbara Borden and Jamie Leigh and capital markets co-chairs Charlie Kim and David Peinsipp were also recognized. Partners Ben Beerle, Kate Hillier, Siana Lowrey, David Navetta, Boris Segalis and Adriana Lofaro Wirtz were recognized as next generation lawyers. In total, 70 lawyers were recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2020 editorial.

The following Cooley practices and lawyers were highlighted:

Recommended practice groups

Denotes tier 1 ranking

Capital markets: equity offerings
Cyber law (including privacy and data protection)
Fintech
General commercial disputes
Healthcare: life sciences
International arbitration
Land use/zoning
Leading trial lawyers
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Real estate
Securities litigation: defense
Technology transactions
Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
US taxes: contentious
US taxes: non-contentious
Venture capital and emerging companies

 

Leading lawyers

Keith Berets
Technology transactions
Heidi Keefe
Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Charlie Kim
Capital markets: equity offerings
Alexander Lee
US taxes: non-contentious
Jamie Leigh
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
David Peinsipp
Capital markets: equity offerings 
Mark Tanoury
Venture capital and emerging companies

Hall of Fame

Barbara Borden M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
John Crittenden Trademarks: litigation
Barbara Kosacz Healthcare: life sciences
Fred Muto Venture capital and emerging companies
Stephen Neal Leading trial lawyers
Michael Rhodes Leading trial lawyers
Adam Ruttenberg Technology transactions 

Next generation partners

Ben Beerle M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Kate Hillier Healthcare: life sciences
Siana Lowrey Capital markets: equity offerings
David Navetta Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Boris Segalis Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) 
Adriana Lofaro Wirtz  US taxes: contentious

Recommended Lawyers

Michael Attanasio
General commercial disputes
Michael Basile
Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Mark Beckett
International arbitration
Laura Berezin  Healthcare: life sciences 
Matthew Bartus Venture capital and emerging companies 
Philip Bowman General commercial disputes
Matthew D. Brown
Media, technology and telecoms – Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Alfred Browne Fintech
Kay Chandler Healthcare: life sciences
Adam Chase
Technology transactions
John Clendenin
Private equity funds (including venture capital)
William Corcoran US taxes: non-contentious
John Dado Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Joseph Drayton
General commercial disputes
Ivor Elrifi
Healthcare: life sciences
Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
John Feore Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Koji Fukumura Securities litigation: defense
Adam Gershenson Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
Bobby Ghajar  Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Patrick Gibbs Securities litigation: defense
Colleen Gillis Land use/zoning
Shane Goudey Private equity funds (including venture capital)
TJ Graham Technology transactions
Jeff Greene Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Div Gupta Capital markets: equity offerings
Lila Hope Healthcare: life sciences
Jack Lavoie Land use/zoning
Travis LeBlanc Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Alan Levine General commercial disputes
Mike Lincoln Venture capital and emerging companies
Mark Looney Land use/zoning
Mika Reiner Mayer
Healthcare: life sciences
Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Robert McDowell Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Kevin Mills
Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Patrick Mitchell  Venture capital and emerging companies
Kathleen Pakenham US taxes: contentious
Nicole Peppe
Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Marya Postner Healthcare: life sciences
Jason Rademacher Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Marc Recht Healthcare: life sciences
Randy Sabett Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Ian Shapiro Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
Michael Sheetz Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
Jordan Silber Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Stephen Smith Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Marc Suskin
International arbitration
Rachel Thorn
International arbitration
Mark Weeks Healthcare: life sciences
Henry Wendel Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Dave Young
Venture capital and emerging companies

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Michael Attanasio Litigation Department Chair, San Diego
Matthew Bartus Partner, Singapore
Michael Basile Partner, Washington, DC
Ben Beerle Partner, San Francisco
Keith Berets Partner, Colorado
Laura Berezin Partner, Palo Alto
Barbara Borden Partner, San Diego
Philip Bowman Partner, New York
Matthew D. Brown Partner, San Francisco
Alfred Browne Partner, Boston
Kay Chandler Partner, San Diego
Adam Chase Partner, Washington, DC
John Clendenin Partner, Palo Alto
William Corcoran Partner, Boston
John Crittenden Senior Counsel, San Francisco
John Dado Partner, Palo Alto
Joseph Drayton Partner, New York
Ivor Elrifi Partner, New York
John Feore Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Koji Fukumura Partner, San Diego
Adam Gershenson Partner, Boston
Bobby Ghajar Partner, Los Angeles
Patrick Gibbs Partner, Palo Alto
Colleen Gillis Partner, Reston
Shane Goudey Partner, Palo Alto
TJ Graham Partner, Palo Alto
Jeffrey Greene Partner, New York
Div Gupta Partner, New York
Kate Hillier Partner, Palo Alto
Lila Hope Partner, Palo Alto
Heidi Keefe Partner, Palo Alto
Charlie Kim Partner, San Diego
Barbara Kosacz Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
John Lavoie Partner in Charge – Reston
Travis LeBlanc Partner, Washington, DC
Alexander Lee Partner, Los Angeles
Jamie Leigh Partner, San Francisco
Alan Levine Senior Counsel, New York
Mike Lincoln Vice Chair, Reston
Mark Looney Partner, Reston
Siana Lowrey Partner, San Francisco
Robert M. McDowell Partner, Washington, DC
Kevin Mills Partner, Washington, DC
Pat Mitchell Partner, Boston
Fred Muto Senior Counsel, San Diego
David Navetta Partner, Colorado
Stephen Neal Chairman Emeritus, Palo Alto
Kathleen Pakenham Business Department Chair, New York
David Peinsipp Partner, San Francisco
Nicole Peppe Partner, Boston
Marya Postner Partner, Palo Alto
Jason Rademacher Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Marc Recht Partner, Boston
Mika Reiner Mayer Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Adam Ruttenberg Partner, Washington, DC
Randy Sabett Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Boris Segalis Partner, New York
Ian Shapiro Partner, New York
Michael Sheetz Partner, Boston
Jordan Silber Partner, San Francisco
Stephen Smith Partner, Washington, DC
Marc Suskin Partner, New York
Mark Tanoury Partner, Palo Alto
Rachel Thorn Partner, New York
Mark Weeks Partner, Palo Alto
Henry Wendel Associate, Washington, DC
Adriana Wirtz Partner, New York
Dave Young Partner, Los Angeles