Palo Alto – April 18, 2018 – Cooley is adding to its flagship corporate practice with the arrival of partner David Segre from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has represented a broad range of public and private companies across all aspects of the corporate life cycle.
“Dave is a well-respected and established presence in our industry, with relationships across the tech, internet and investment sectors,” said Mike Lincoln, global chair of Cooley’s business department. “His arrival aligns with our commitment to further enhance our capabilities for established and emerging disruptive companies that are defining the future. We are thrilled to have Dave join our team.”
Segre’s practice spans the corporate representation of public and private companies in connection with venture capital financings, IPOs and other public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance, disclosure and SEC reporting matters. In addition to his corporate clients, he represents venture capital firms and investment banks.
“Cooley sets itself apart through a collaborative approach to client service and a world-class reputation for high-impact success,” said Segre. “I look forward to adding my own experience and energy to delivering solutions to clients on the Cooley platform.”
Segre is a graduate of Stanford University and received his JD from Harvard Law School. He was part of the legal team that took Google public, and has continued to represent the company in corporate, securities and M&A matters. His arrival at Cooley is the latest in a string of lateral partner additions in New York, Washington, DC, Palo Alto, San Francisco and London.
Cooley has 6,000+ innovative, private company clients. It is the #1 law firm representing venture-backed companies going public for the last decade and currently advises 40% of US companies listed in Wall Street Journal’s Billion Dollar Startup Club. Cooley clients also claim four of the top five spots on Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.
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