Chambers USA Recognizes 25 Leading Cooley Practice Areas

60 Cooley Attorneys Individually Ranked from Across Firm's 10 US Offices

Palo Alto, Calif. – May 23, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that 59 Cooley attorneys were recognized as leaders in their respective fields by the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Thirteen attorneys received one or more Band 1 rankings. Five Cooley practices received a Band 1 ranking, with 25 overall recognized as leading practices either nationally or regionally.

The following is a complete list of Cooley's Chambers USA rankings for 2014.

Leading Practices

* Denotes Band 1 ranking

Nationwide Intellectual Property
Investment Funds: Venture Capital*
Life Sciences*
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
California Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Corporate/M&A: Northern California
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital*
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Intellectual Property
IT & Outsourcing
Life Sciences*
Litigation: General Commercial
Colorado Corporate/M&A
Intellectual Property
District of Columbia Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Massachusetts Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
New York Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Virginia Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia
Intellectual Property: Northern Virginia
Real Estate: Northern Virginia*
Washington Corporate/Commercial

Ranked Practitioners

* Denotes Band 1 ranking

Jonathan Bach Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Barbara Borden Corporate/M&A: Southern California (California)
James Brogan Intellectual Property (Colorado)*
Nicole Brookshire Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts)
Antonio Calabrese Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
L. Kay Chandler Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Carolyn Craig IT & Outsourcing (California)
Craig Dauchy Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)*
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)*
John Dwyer Litigation: General Commercial (California)
Litigation: Securities (California)
Ivor Elrifi Intellectual Property (Massachusetts)
Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation (Massachusetts)
Sonya Erickson Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
Lester Fagen Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
Brent Fassett Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
John Feore Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory (District of Columbia)
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Thomas Friel Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
Francis Fryscak Antitrust (California)
Stephen Gardner Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)*
Wendy Goldstein Healthcare (New York)
Eric Jensen Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Robert Jones Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Barclay Kamb Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Barbara Kosacz Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
John Lavoie Real Estate: Northern Virginia (Virginia)*
Alan Levine Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Betsy Lewis Labor & Employment (Virginia)
Michael Lincoln Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia (Virginia)*
James Linfield Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*
Douglas Lobel Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)
Mark Looney Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Andrew Lustig Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Patrick Mitchell Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
Ali Mojdehi Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California)
Howard Morse Antitrust (District of Columbia)
Fred Muto Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)
Stephen Neal Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)*
Litigation: General Commercial (California)*
Litigation: Securities (California)
Kathleen Pakenham Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)
Anne Peck Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (California)
Frank Pietrantonio Intellectual Property: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Michael Platt Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Michael Rhodes Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
Litigation: General Commercial (California)
John Robertson Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
Randy Sabett Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
Marc Schildkraut Antitrust (District of Columbia)
William Schwartz Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Brent Siler Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Myron Sugarman Wealth Management: Western Region (Nationwide)
M. Anne Swanson Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Mark Tanoury Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)*
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)*
Mark Weeks Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Francis Wheeler Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*

Up and Comers

Ryan Naftulin Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (District of Columbia)
Nicole Peppe Private Equity: Fund Formation (Massachusetts)
Marc Recht Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts)

Senior Statesmen

Michael Stern IT & Outsourcing (California)
Diane Savage IT & Outsourcing (California)

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Related Contacts
Robert L. Jones Partner, Palo Alto
Fred Muto Senior Counsel, San Diego
Mark Tanoury Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
James Linfield Senior Counsel, Colorado
Kay Chandler Partner, San Diego
Eric Jensen Partner, Palo Alto
Stephen Neal Chairman Emeritus, Palo Alto
Michael Stern Retired Partner, Palo Alto
Barbara Borden Partner, San Diego
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge – Palo Alto
Anne Peck Partner, Palo Alto
Barbara Kosacz Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Barclay Kamb Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Michael Platt Partner in Charge – Colorado
Brent Fassett Partner, Colorado
Carolyn Craig Retired Partner, Palo Alto
Nicole Brookshire Partner, Boston
Ryan Naftulin Partner, London
Mike Lincoln Vice Chair, Reston
Andrew Lustig Partner, Reston
Frank Pietrantonio Senior Counsel, Reston
Mark Looney Partner, Reston
Francis Wheeler Partner, Colorado
Elizabeth Lewis Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Douglas P. Lobel Partner, Reston
Alan Levine Senior Counsel, New York
William Schwartz Partner, New York
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Retired Partner, New York
Lester Fagen Partner, Boston
Marc Recht Partner, Boston
Brent Siler Partner, Washington, DC
John Lavoie Partner in Charge – Reston
Nicole Peppe Partner, Boston
Sonya Erickson Partner, Seattle
Mark Weeks Partner, Palo Alto
John Robertson Partner in Charge – Seattle
Stephen Gardner Senior Counsel, New York
Howard Morse Partner, Washington, DC
Pat Mitchell Partner, Boston
Kathleen Pakenham Business Department Chair, New York
John Feore Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Randy Sabett Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Ivor Elrifi Partner, New York