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Cooley LLP

  • Designation: Palo Alto
  • Head Count: 755
  • Gross Revenues: $802,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,060,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,735,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 8

Cooley is a Palo Alto-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cooley has 673 attorneys and is the 57th largest firm in the United States.  With $674,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 45th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Cooley ranked as the 53rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, MA, NY, VA and WA.
Cooley is a Palo Alto-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cooley has 632 attorneys and is the 59th largest firm in the United States. With $617,000,000 in gross revenue in 2012, the firm placed 47th on The American Lawyer's 2013 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2011 Global 100 survey, Cooley ranked as the 63rd highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in MA, CA, CO, WA, VA, DC, NY, and China.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 37 8 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 37 8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 57 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 36 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 94 -12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 43 9 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 64 3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 18 0 Summer programs

In the News

Am Law 100 Firms Looking Out for Military Employees

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

With Memorial Day approaching, The Am Law Daily highlights the work of several firms doing good deeds for their military veteran and reserve workers.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law 100 Firms Prescribed Work on CVS-Omnicare Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

Firms Prescribed Work on $12.7 Billion CVS, Omnicare Deal

Mining Bankruptcies Yield Roles for Davis Polk, Kirkland

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 20, 2015

Less than two years after Davis Polk & Wardwell helped Patriot Coal emerge from bankruptcy, a global commodities slump has forced the U.S. mining giant back into Chapter 11 in Virginia. With struggling energy and natural resource companies being potentially lucrative clients in a down market for corporate bankruptcy work, two other firms swooped in to pick up Patriot Coal's “Chapter 22” case, but Davis Polk still took the lead on another major mining bankruptcy.

Wikimedia Foundation: The Wiki-Snipers

Brian Glaser : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

A nonprofit's legal department pioneers a practice in which its community is treated as co-counsel.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 14, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Law Firm Innovations Heavy on Investment, Business Acumen

Gina Passarella and Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : May 12, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third installment in a series examining the shift in law firm business models and the issues law firms must address to remain competitive in a new age of providing legal services.

Houston Lawyer Leads Quanta Services' Team on $1B Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Shelton Vaughan, a partner in Duane Morris in Houston, leads a team representing Quanta Services' pending sale of its fiber optic licensing operations to Crown Castle International Corp.

BAR-ometer: Cooley's Magic Monday

: The Recorder : May 08, 2015

Firm litigators score two privacy wins. Plus, Steve Berman's shot at soccer goes wide.

Masonry Worker Injured on the Job Collects $2.75 Million in Hudson Co.

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 08, 2015

A worker injured at a Jersey City high rise construction site when a eight-foot cement wall toppled over on him was paid $2.75 million April 13.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Court OKs Consumer Info Collection for Web Purchase With Store Pick-up

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 04, 2015

BevMo didn't violate the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act when it requested personal information during a hybrid online transaction, the Second District Court of Appeal ruled.

EBay Beats Back Data-Breach Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 04, 2015

A federal judge in New Orleans ruled on Monday that the risk of future harm arising from a 2014 breach is too speculative to confer standing.

A Boon to Big Firms as Corinthian Colleges Goes Bust

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 04, 2015

A week after shuttering its last 28 campuses in the aftermath of a crippling settlement with the U.S. Department of Education last year, Corinthian Colleges filed for bankruptcy Monday in Delaware. The for-profit company's Chapter 11 filing marks the largest collapse of a higher education provider in U.S. history and reveals some of Corinthian's mounting legal bills ahead of its demise.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Cybersecurity Lawyers Getting Plenty of Company

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 01, 2015

With demand booming, so too is the supply of attorneys claiming expertise in security and privacy matters.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 30, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

DuPont Finally Collects in Kevlar Secrets Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 30, 2015

McGuireWoods' Brian Riopelle must have known it would be a major undertaking when he signed on to a trade secrets case against Kolon Industries. But he couldn't have foreseen the scope of what followed: A $920 million verdict, a reversal, a criminal prosecution, and now a guilty plea and a settlement worth more than a quarter-billion dollars for his client DuPont Co.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

This year Latham & Watkins tops our chart for the first time, switching places with DLA Piper, which fell to third. Baker & McKenzie remains in second place.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Some California Firms Made Big Moves Up and Down the Am Law 100 List

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

Tech-focused Cooley pushed up the list, and past O'Melveny.

People on the Move in Legal Tech

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : April 27, 2015

Linda Souza goes to Guidance Software, Paul Armbruster goes to Ipro Tech, Alan Scott goes to Merrill, and more.

The 2015 Am Law 100: Rich and Richer

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's top-grossing law firms.

Litigation Department of the Year, Game Changer: Michael Attanasio

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The Cooley litigation chair engineered a complete turnaround for a white-collar client.

For Lawyers, RSA Security Conference is a Hot Ticket

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Attorneys attending this past week's SF meetup were eyeing legislation offering a breach-liability shield and the boom in cybersecurity insurance policies.

Litigation Department of the Year, Intellectual Property: Cooley

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The firm scored wins in three high-stakes, high-dollar trials.

Litigation Department of the Year, Privacy: Cooley

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

When law and innovation are at odds, the world's biggest tech firms continue to turn to Cooley.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015