Barbara Mirza

Partner

I am passionate about helping clients navigate through some of the most transformational events in their careers and the lives of their companies.

bmirza@cooley.com

Barbara Mirza has over two decades of experience as an executive compensation and benefits practitioner. She has worked with clients ranging from startups to multinationals across multiple industries, and has extensive experience advising both public and private companies.

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Experience

  • Kredivo Agrees to SPAC Merger With VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II 

  • India-Based Edtech Company Byju’s Acquires Epic 

  • Zoom to Acquire Five9 for $14.7 Billion 

  • Lyell Immunopharma – $425 Million IPO 

  • Cooley Guides LegalZoom on IPO, Concurrent Private Placement 

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Passions

    Fitness and wellness

    Music of all genres

She is always cutting-edge, makes everything so comfortable and is a zealous advocate. – Chambers 2021
Education

  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law
    LLB, co-editor-in-chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review
    1995

  • Queen's University, Ontario
    BA, first-class honours, 1992


Admissions & Credentials

California

New York

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

    Legal 500: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans