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Cooley LLP

  • Designation: Palo Alto
  • Head Count: 673
  • Gross Revenues: $674,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,000,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,565,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

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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 45 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 45 2 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

Bar-ometer: Eric Whitaker's Big Move

: The Recorder : September 19, 2014

Coverage Dispute in Environmental Case Yields $2.55 Mil. Recovery

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 19, 2014

An industrial property owner that incurred environmental remediation costs due to its tenant's actions was awarded $2.55 million in its Monmouth County suit,

Judge Voids Patent Under Section 101 Citing 'Alice'

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 19, 2014

U.S. District Judge James Donato in San Francisco ruled a patent for automated marketing emails was not sufficiently inventive.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Heidi Keefe, Cooley

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

The patent litigator won suits for Facebook and HTC last year.

Judge Tosses Shareholder Suit Against Ecotality

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 16, 2014

Rosy forecasts for Ecotality's electric car charger are inactionable, U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti ruled.

Years After Guilty Plea, Cooley Wipes Out Money Laundering Conviction

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 15, 2014

Cooley litigation partner Michael Attanasio called the outcome a once-in-a-career victory.

Six Years After Guilty Plea, Judge Wipes Away Businessman's Money Laundering Conviction

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 15, 2014

Cooley litigation partner Michael Attanasio called outcome a once-in-a-career victory.

BAR-ometer: EA's End Run

: The Recorder : September 12, 2014

Circuit Upholds Restitution by Ex-Duane Reade CEO

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 12, 2014

Clarifying the law on restitution, the Second Circuit said Anthony Cuti must reimburse his former company for employees' legal fees incurred during the fraud investigation that landed him in prison and pay restitution to the hedge fund that bought Duane Reade as a "non-victim."

Jawbone's Samuel Fleischmann

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

This general counsel is hiring, but be ready to 'do anything and everything.'

Yelp Turns to Arnold & Porter in Securities Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

San Francisco partner Gilbert Serota will defend the company against two actions in the Northern District of California.

Patent Law Intersections With Antitrust

Lewis R. Clayton : New York Law Journal : September 10, 2014

In his Intellectual Property Litigation column, Lewis R. Clayton of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison writes: Antitrust is hostile to restraints of trade, while patent law creates them. The decision of a split appellate panel in 'Tyco Healthcare', which rejected certain antitrust claims while sustaining others, is the Federal Circuit's latest effort to balance these competing interests.

Cooley, Fenwick Roll Out Dueling Patent Databases

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 09, 2014

Fenwick partner Stuart Meyer says the firm's site is meant for those with a "casual interest" in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Corporate Practices of the Year, Venture Capital: Cooley

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Corporate Practices of the Year, Emerging Companies Finalist: Cooley

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Impact GC: Suzanne Hooper, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

Little Diversity Seen in Big Tech's Trial Teams

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

At Google, Apple, Facebook and HP, more than 96 percent of outside counsel in local open matters are white or Asian-American, and less than a third are women.

Twilio Hires First General Counsel

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 04, 2014

Karyn Smith had previously been a deputy GC at Zynga.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Associate Morale Is High, But So Is Angst

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

The results of the 2014 Associates Survey expose high anxiety over workplace demands and partnership prospects.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Amid Snapchat's Rise, Legal Advisers Abound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

The Silicon Beach photo messaging service Snapchat was valued at $10 billion this week following an investment from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Behind the startup's rapid rise to fame are a handful of firms, including Cooley, which does most of Snapchat's outside legal work, and others like Perkins Coie and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is the son of two lawyers with Am Law 100 ties.

2014 Associates Survey: Bay Area Report

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

What associates are saying about the best—and worst—workplaces in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Facing a Breach, UPS Delivers Smart Cybersecurity Moves

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : August 22, 2014

United Parcel Service Inc. suffered a data breach exposing customer information, but many of the company's responses provide useful lessons for in-house counsel.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Litigator of the Week: Stephen Neal of Cooley

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 21, 2014

When Roche tried to stake a claim to Gilead Sciences' blockbuster Hepatitis C drug, Gilead turned to Cooley to neutralize the threat.

LinkedIn Reaches Deal in Privacy Litigation

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 20, 2014

A security breach that opened more than 6 million passwords to online viewing and spawned a putative class action will cost LinkedIn Corp. $1.25 million to settle.

Ninth Circuit Spurns 'Browsewrap' Arbitration Agreement

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 18, 2014

Barnes & Noble customers weren't put on notice of an arbitration agreement buried in the retailer's website, the appeals court ruled.

IN BRIEF: Clippers Change Hands

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Former Microsoft Corp. chief executive officer Steve Ballmer completed his purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team on Aug. 12 for $2 billion. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.