Cooley Inclusion Alliance

We welcome and encourage participation from all lawyers and patent practitioners

The Cooley Inclusion Alliance is designed for and led by non-partner lawyers and patent practitioners with a shared goal of promoting the interests of underrepresented lawyers and professionals at Cooley and throughout the legal profession. The group is co-chaired by Brian Focarino and Natalie Karam and has grown to include many chapters across the firm. The group leads efforts to recruit, mentor and advance underrepresented talent and sponsors a variety of firmwide, regional and office-specific activities and programming throughout the year, including opportunities for socializing and networking, educational programs, mentorship initiatives, DEI partnerships and specific interest programming.

Firmwide and local co-chairs
Brian Focarino Associate Boston
Natalie Karam Associate Palo Alto
Melissa H. Boyd Associate San Francisco
Ashley Brown Associate Seattle
Candice Hsu Associate Palo Alto
Phoebe Huang Associate Seattle
Sam Meiklejohn Associate London
Kimberly Nguyen Special Counsel Reston
Vikki Nguyen Associate New York
Claire Olin Associate San Diego
Cameron C. Vanderwall Associate Palo Alto
Alex Weaver Associate Washington, DC