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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cooley has 755 attorneys and is the 48th largest firm in the United States.  With $802,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 37th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 37 -6 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

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The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

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A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

More than 40 percent of partners at Am Law 200 firms are in their 50s and 60s.

Sidley Takes Two from Manatt in L.A.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 28, 2015

Firm leaders say it's a good time to invest in Southern California talent.

The Donald v. The World

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 27, 2015

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a long track record as a litigant. A look at his forays in court shows a fondness for lawsuits at odds with GOP calls for tort reform.

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

In-House Counsel Profile: Touro College and University System's Michael Newman

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

"My day doesn't end at 6."

Failed Tech Startups Fuel Insolvency Firms

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 24, 2015

In Silicon Valley, where "fail fast, fail often" is a mantra, bankruptcy lawyers stay busy, boom or bust.

2015 New Leaders of the Bar: The List

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 24, 2015

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 23, 2015

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

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Schiff Hardin and Steptoe Make Squire Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Squire Patton Boggs sees more partners depart; two more lawyers peel away from O'Melveny & Myers; another IP litigator leaves Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

DLA Adds Corporate Partner in the Valley

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 20, 2015

Brian Wheeler comes from Cooley.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

VerdictSearch: Doctors Not Responsible for Patient's Death, Jury Finds

: Texas Lawyer : July 17, 2015

On May 28, a jury found that three doctors weren't liable for a patient who died of a pulmonary embolism resulting from deep vein thrombosis.

Cooley Makes Bicoastal Raid on Reed Smith

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

Four prominent corporate partners from Reed Smith—including Yvan-Claude Pierre, head of the firm's corporate and securities group and chair of its U.S. capital markets practice—are peeling off for Cooley's offices in New York and San Francisco.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

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

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : July 15, 2015

Rivkin Radler will be relocating its New York City office a short distance to 477 Madison Ave. from 555 Madison, where it has been a tenant since 2005. Also, two Lower East Side mixed-use buildings known as Gotham Court have sold for $29.1 million.

Class Certification Denied in Suit Over Widener Law Job Stats

Charles Toutant : Delaware Law Weekly : July 15, 2015

A federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, has denied class certification in a suit brought on behalf of graduates of Widener University School of Law who claimed the school's marketing materials overstated their postgraduate job prospects.

Lumber Liquidators Mired in Shareholder Lawsuits

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : July 15, 2015

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., whose stock has plummeted since a “60 Minutes” exposé revealed that its hardwood laminate flooring products contained illegal levels of formaldehyde, is fending off a raft of shareholder lawsuits filed against its top executives, many of whom have abruptly left the company.

Commonwealth v. Cooley, PICS Case No. 15-0976 (Pa. June 15, 2015) Eakin, J.; Stevens, J., dissenting (16 pages).

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 14, 2015

Where defendant was subjected to a custodial interrogation while reporting to a parole office, his parole agent's failure to administer Miranda warnings violated defendant's Fifth Amendment rights and, therefore, his statements to the agent should have been suppressed. Judgment of sentence vacated.

SEC Ramps Up Regulation of Pre-IPO Securities Market

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 10, 2015

The murky marketplace for private startup stock has the attention of agency lawyers.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

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

Judge Blocks Sales of Hernia Devices in Trade Secrets Dispute

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : July 08, 2015

A New Jersey judge has ordered a Pennsylvania biotech company not to sell or market its hernia repair device until a trial is held to determine whether its product was misappropriated from a New Jersey competitor and whether it poached key employees.

Sidley Hires Corporate Partner in Valley

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 07, 2015

Martin Wellington, who advises technology companies, had been with Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Allied Irish Fraud Suit Against Citibank Proceeds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

A federal judge has allowed a 12-year-old suit to go forward charging that Citibank assisted a rogue foreign currency trader in covering up nearly $600 million in losses.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

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

Class Certification Denied in Suit Over Widener Law Job Stats

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : July 02, 2015

A federal judge in Newark has denied class certification in a suit brought on behalf of graduates of Widener University School of Law who claimed the school's marketing materials overstated their post-graduate job prospects.

Facebook Legal Likes Long-Term Relationships

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 02, 2015

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Citibank Can't Dodge Long-Running Forex Fraud Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 01, 2015

More than a dozen years after Allfirst Bank discovered $691 million fraud by foreign exchange trader John Rusnak, Citibank NA faces a potential trial in Manhattan on claims that it aided Rusnak's scheme.