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Cooley LLP

  • Designation: Palo Alto
  • Head Count: 801
  • Gross Revenues: $912,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,140,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,885,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 5

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 $912,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 32nd on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Cooley ranked as the 45th 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 32 5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 32 5 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

In the News

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

Lateral moves, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.

Best of the Legal Tech Blogosphere: Legal Tech Headwinds, a TAR Too Far, and More

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : May 27, 2016

A roundup of blog posts and other musings from around the legal tech community.

Snapchat Turns to Cooley in $1.8 Billion Series F

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 26, 2016

Partner Eric Jensen led the Cooley team.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 26, 2016

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

Fenwick Chair on Firm's New York Expansion

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 25, 2016

Richard Dickson explains why Fenwick's brand works in New York—and why it waited so long to make its play.

Fenwick Opening New York Office to Tap Tech Transactions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Silicon Valley firm Fenwick & West, in a growth spurt amid rising revenue from tech transactions, will open a six-partner New York office next month, the firm has announced.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Seven firms have added new partners, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has appointed a new chief legal officer.

Lawmaker and Former Colleague Team Up for New Firm; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 24, 2016

M. Scott Holcomb, a six-term member of the Georgia House of Representatives (D-Atlanta), and Bryan Ward, his former colleague at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, have formed litigation firm Holcomb + Ward.

Breaking Down the Barriers of Legal Technology Adoption

Mark Michels, Deloitte : Legaltech News : May 24, 2016

The 2016 Stanford CodeX FutureLaw panel addressed the realities and challenges of legal tech adoption for today's firms and legal departments, Deloitte's Mark Michels writes.

Grewal Steps Aside From Google Case

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : May 23, 2016

The federal magistrate judge, who has accepted a job with Facebook, said his decision was made in an abundance of caution.

Are Lawyers Easy Marks for Hackers?

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Law firms wake up to the reality that they are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Ben Hancock and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services; O'Connor v. Uber; SunEdison Chapter 11; In re VW 'Clean Diesel' Product Liability Litigation; Prosterman v. Airline Tariff Publishing.

In-House Impact Winner: Reggie Davis, DocuSign

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

DocuSign's GC made sure a strategic round of fundraising went off without a hitch.

In-House Impact Winner: Mark Gorman, Cisco

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

The deputy GC helped close a $635 million acquisition without the help of his go-to counsel.

Corporate Department of the Year, Venture Capital: Cooley

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

It led the way in China-focused fund formation, and got creative in the "social good" space.

Meet Silicon Valley's Trusted Advisors

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

These 10 M&A lawyers are the trusted voices of the region's tech companies.

Lawyer Wants Recusal of Judge Who Took Job at Facebook

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 18, 2016

An attorney suing Google says U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal should step aside from case where Facebook and Google have similar interests.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Meet the 2016 Corporate Department of the Year and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : May 18, 2016

Latham & Watkins has taken the top honor, followed by finalists Skadden and Wilson Sonsini.

What Supreme Court's 'Spokeo' Ruling Means for Defense Bar

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 16, 2016

Monday's 6-2 decision on standing was hotly anticipated but may not represent a big win for business.

Bratton, Little-Hill Discuss Experience, Qualifications for State Court Post

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : May 16, 2016

Judge Shawn Bratton of Gwinnett County State Court and his election challenger, Latawsha Little-Hill, spoke to the Daily Report about their experience and qualifications for the bench ahead of the May 24 elections.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

Alioto's Airline Injunction Bid Fails to Take Off

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 13, 2016

U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney refused to block airlines from implementing policy that hikes prices for multiple-city tickets.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 12, 2016

Among other announcements, Cooley has named Andy Roth, formerly with Dentons, a partner in the firm's privacy and data protection group.

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Growth Game: Dentons Launches Referral Network, Munich Office

Rose Walker : The Am Law Daily : May 10, 2016

Dentons, in its latest growth bid, announced this week the formation of a global referral network in an effort to establish itself as a brand able to connect clients with lawyers around the world. The firm is also poised to open an office in Munich.

Cooley Banks on Private Equity Trio to Win More Tech Deals

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The firm announced the addition of seasoned transactional lawyers in New York, Silicon Valley and London, including former Cadwalader private equity chief Ronald Hopkinson.

Deal Watch: Five Firms on Call for $9 Billion Health Services Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

The first week of May was kind to several Am Law 100 firms, as a handful of health care, real estate and technology deals provided a boon to corporate transactional coffers.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 05, 2016

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

More Charges May Be Coming Against Shkreli, Attorney

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 04, 2016

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who was arrested alongside his company's corporate attorney, Evan Greebel, may use a "reliance of counsel" defense and is exploring whether to sever his case from Greebel's.