Rachel Proffitt


I'm fortunate to be a business advisor, legal counselor and occasional therapist to some of the greatest minds of our time. My passion is guiding them through the lifecycle of their enterprise, from formation through exit.


Rachel Proffitt heads Cooley’s San Francisco corporate practice and serves on the firm's board of directors. She practices corporate and securities law and represents public and private clients, as well as venture capital and investment banking firms and other institutional investors, across a broad range of industries. Her practice focuses on general corporate and complex transactional matters, including venture capital transactions, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, and public-company disclosure and corporate governance.

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  • Cornerstone OnDemand Agrees to Sell to Clearlake Capital Group for $5.2 Billion 

  • Procore Technologies – $698 Million IPO 

  • InvestCloud Recapitalizes at $1 Billion and Integrates Two New Businesses 

  • Metromile to Combine With INSU Acquisition Corp. II, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company 

  • Cooley advises Provivi on $45.5M Series C-2 Round 

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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    Member, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
    Member, Hastings Security Law Society

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, English
    cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University Honors Program

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