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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

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 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

Two Long Island Attorneys Disbarred

: New York Law Journal : December 19, 2014

Two Long Island attorneys convicted of financial crimes in separate cases have been disbarred by the Appellate Division, Second Department.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 18, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

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Defendant Ordered to Pay Attorney Fees for Discovery Violations

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : December 17, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has ordered a cash advance lender to pay a plaintiff's attorney fees and expenses after the loan company failed to comply with a court order to produce a spreadsheet detailing its annual percentage rates.

Training Counsel by Trial

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : December 17, 2014

It's not unusual for law firms to stage mock trials to train their young litigators. But it is unusual for in-house lawyers to join them.

Trolls Taste Own Medicine

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Patent lawyers say successful NPEs are seeing demand letters that threaten to go after their patents if they don't pay up.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 11, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Viewpoint: Isaacson's 'The Innovators' Leaves Out the Lawyers

Michael Stern : The Recorder : December 10, 2014

Valley lawyers took more sand out of the gears than they poured in, argues Cooley's Michael Stern.

Facebook, Google Fight to Hold Ad-Click Suits at Bay

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 09, 2014

Arguing before the Ninth Circuit Tuesday in similar cases, lawyers for the companies defended district court rulings that denied class certification.

Innovators: Craig Jacoby, Matt Bartus and Peter Werner, Cooley

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

The Bay Area partners wanted to make launching a new business as easy as picking up a smartphone.

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Marina Owner Wins Challenge to Tax-Exempt Public Docks

: Daily Business Review : December 08, 2014

A Greenberg Traurig team helped a Fort Pierce marina owner fight City Hall ... and win on a question of taxing marinas.

Five Big Firms Are on 100 Best Places to Work List

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 08, 2014

Crains just came out with 100 best places to work in New York, and a bunch of big law firms actually made the list. But not one of them is a New York-born firm.

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.

Village Residents Appeal NYU Expansion Plan Ruling

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : November 26, 2014

A group of Greenwich Village residents, preservationists and activists are challenging a First Department decision allowing NYU to proceed with a $6 billion expansion plan, a decision they say disregarded common-law principles for determining when municipal land has been impliedly dedicated for parks usage.

Indiana Tech and Tennessee Name New Law Deans

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : November 25, 2014

Melanie Wilson, now associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law, and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School's associate dean of faculty Charles Cercone assume new deanships in 2015.

The American Lawyer Archives: The Two Faces of Scientology

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

With Time Warner-owned cable network HBO having 160 lawyers vet a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney on the Church of Scientology, we decided to republish a 1992 feature story by The American Lawyer about the nonprofit's various legal travails.

D.C. Circuit to Give Second Look At SEC's Conflict-Minerals Rule

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

In a rare move, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will rehear a case challenging the U.S. Securities and Exchange ComĀ­mission's conflict-minerals rule.

Law Schools Victorious in Most Suits Over Employment Stats

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : November 24, 2014

A suit claiming Widener University School of Law overstated its post-graduate employment rates is reaching a critical juncture just as a broader legal attack on law schools' marketing practices seems to be running out of gas.

Wiley Rein Nears Deal With McBee Strategic Lobbyists

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 19, 2014

Wiley Rein has been in talks to acquire McBee lobbyists, likely as a subsidiary, and a deal could be finalized by the end of the month. The McBee Strategic lobbyists received offer letters from a law firm late Monday night.

Alsup Refuses to Block Rate Hike at Cloud Storage Firm

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 19, 2014

Lieff Cabraser attorneys representing a Bitcasa customer said the San Mateo company hadn't given users sufficient notice to move their data elsewhere.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Drug Defenders

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

Gilead Sciences prevailed in a case over whether it was the rightful owner of a new blockbuster drug

After Stint as Sergey Brin's Lawyer, Partner Returns to Cooley

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

Erik Edwards plans to launch a so-called family office practice group to cater to wealthy clients with extensive business interests and assets.

Bases Covered

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

The pharmaceutical company's legal department has helped it come out on top in disputes and stay out of trouble with regulators.

Circuit: 'The Big Short' Scribe Did Not Defame CDO Manager

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Libel claims were correctly dismissed against author Michael Lewis, who portrayed a manager of collateralized debt obligations as a symbol of subprime mortgage market corruption and the 2008 financial collapse, a federal appeals court has ruled.

CDO Manager Chau Comes Up Short in Libel Appeal

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 14, 2014

After almost half a decade as a poster child for Wall Street greed and incompetence, investment adviser Wing Chau won a measure of sympathy from a judge on Friday. But for Chau and his lawyers at MoloLamken, the news is too little, too late.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 13, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

In Loss, Lawyers See Vehicle for Class Action Reform

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 12, 2014

A $203 million judgment affirmed against Wells Fargo runs afoul of federal restrictions on class actions, say the bank's lawyers at Covington & Burling.