Cooley Partners Named to California’s Top 100

Palo Alto – September 20, 2017 – The Daily Journal recognized Cooley partners Charlie Kim and Michael Rhodes on its annual Top 100 Lawyers in California special report. The report is comprised of lawyers across all practice areas. Kim and Rhodes are multiple-year recipients of this honor.

Kim, co-chair of Cooley's global capital markets practice group, is one of the nation’s leading capital markets lawyers. He represents both US and non-US issuers and investment banks across industries on some of their most high-stakes offerings. Kim has worked on more than 50 successfully completed public company securities transactions in the last two years alone. The Daily Journal highlights his work advising Jazz Pharmaceuticals on its subsidiary’s $575 million exchangeable senior note offering earlier this summer, as well as representing the underwriters on the Alteryx and MINDBODY transactions.

“I work with an amazing Cooley team on every transaction I do,” Kim said in the Daily Journal profile. “We check our egos at the door and then we work together to get the best results for our clients.”

Rhodes, one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers and co-chair of Cooley’s privacy & data protection and internet practice groups, has spent 30 years representing market-disrupting technology companies in high-stakes litigations covering a broad range of practice areas, including privacy, business litigation, consumer class actions and IP litigation. In his Daily Journal profile, Rhodes discusses his current work for Niantic, the developer of Pokémon GO, which was hit with multiple class actions involving virtual trespassing, an issue of first impression.

Rhodes also credits his success to Cooley teamwork. “The fundamental ethic that I try to instill on the teams that I lead is that we are all equally important to the cause of the client, and that it’s the client’s cause that we’re actually about,” he said.

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Charlie Kim Partner San Diego, Los Angeles
Michael Rhodes Partner San Francisco