Corporate Governance & Shareholder Engagement

Extensive experience counseling public company clients and their boards on all aspects of corporate governance and shareholder engagement

Why Cooley
  • Practical approach to advising companies and their boards on governance structures in the context of balancing best practices in corporate governance and business goals and protecting long-term shareholder value
  • Experienced in assisting companies with effective shareholder engagement, including outreach to institutional governance and other voting professionals, dealing with proxy advisory firms and their voting recommendations, and responding to shareholder proposals and shareholder activists
  • Represent 1,500+ public companies and serve as principal corporate governance and securities counsel for 190+ public companies
  • Broad industry platform with clients across many industries, giving us a deep perspective on emerging trends in corporate governance practices and shareholder concerns in all stages of the corporate lifecycle
  • Multidisciplinary approach that leverages skillsets across Cooley practice groups in offices throughout the world, including corporate, securities, litigation and executive compensation subject matter experts
  • Proactive style to identify issues early, avoid surprises and mitigate risk
Group contacts
Nicole Brookshire Partner Boston
Chadwick Mills Partner San Francisco
Jamie Leigh Partner San Francisco
Barbara Borden Partner San Diego
Kenneth Guernsey Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
Eric Jensen Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Nancy Wojtas Partner Palo Alto
Sam Livermore Senior Counsel San Francisco
Darren DeStefano Partner Reston
Amy M. Wood Partner San Diego
Barbara Mirza Partner Los Angeles, Palo Alto
Francis Wheeler Partner Colorado
Megan Arthur Schilling Partner San Diego
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