Cooley Law Firm Profile

More Profiles:
Choose A Law Firm

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Cooley LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

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 $802,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 37th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

Cooley and Skadden Get Call on Rovi-TiVo Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 29, 2016

Rovi announced Friday that it will buy TiVo for $1.1 billion.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Half of Wilson Elser's Milwaukee Bolt-On Breaks Away

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

Three years after Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker expanded into Milwaukee after a merger, three litigation partners have left the Am Law 100 firm's office in the city to start their own shop.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Uncertainty Clouds London's Outlook

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The upcoming referendum on the UK's status in the European Union has slowed inbound investment.

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

Delta Taps Boies Team in Antitrust Suit

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 25, 2016

The airline is accused of conspiring with other carriers to raise the prices for multicity trips.

Technology Work Boosts Results for California Firms

David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Native Silicon Valley firms benefited the most, but others saw gains as well.

Am Law 100 Market Reports: Location, Location, Location

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

How well firms did often depended on where they chose to compete. An on-the-ground look at conditions in New York, Pennsylvania, Chicago, California and London.

Davis Polk Hires Ex-Cravath Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Ronald Cami heads to Davis Polk & Wardwell in Silicon Valley; Davis Wright Tremaine adds a former top federal prosecutor; another Bracewell partner departs; a new IP boutique forms inside the Beltway; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Valley Firms Surge in The Am Law 100

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 22, 2016

The list is out! And California firms outpaced their peers in a year of glacial growth.

Wilson Elser Hires Five Litigators From Trial Firm

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 21, 2016

A group of five litigation laterals join Wilson Elser's Dallas office, coming from Addison-based trial firm Schell Cooley.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 11, 2016

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

Bar Passage Stats Show Applicant Pool Declining

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : April 11, 2016

The group of law school graduates taking the Pennsylvania bar exam for the first time this February was the smallest since 2003, continuing a national decline in the number of students sitting for and passing the bar. The 74.1 percent passage rate was the highest for the February exam since 2012's rate of 74.5 percent, according to statistics from the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 07, 2016

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

Greenspoon Marder Opens New York Office

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 04, 2016

The Fort Lauderdale-based law firm recruited nine lawyers from Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 04, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Recorder Names 2016 Corporate Department and In-House Impact Winners

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : March 31, 2016

This year's list designates the top firms for corporate work, recognizes individual attorneys sought out for their trusted counsel, and features the in-house lawyers driving the year's biggest deals.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 31, 2016

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

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

IPO Work at a Standstill

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 29, 2016

With not a single Valley tech IPO coming out of the gate in Q1, capital-markets lawyers like Davis Polk's Alan Denenberg find other things to do.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 28, 2016

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

It Takes a Lot of Lawyers to Represent Donald Trump

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

The real estate mogul turned presidential candidate has sued or been sued myriad times. Who are his firms of choice?

McGuireWoods Bags Big BofA Book, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2016

McGuireWoods heads to San Francisco after a Reed Smith raid; Kirkland launches a Houston tax practice; Sidley Austin snags a high-powered IP team from Ropes & Gray; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : March 21, 2016

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

Plaintiffs Raise Stakes in Campus Gmail Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 17, 2016

Lawyers with Gallo added hundreds of students from different universities seeking statutory damages for privacy violations.

INADMISSIBLE: Scholars Urge Senate Action on SCOTUS

: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

More than 350 legal scholars last week called on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional obligation to consider President Barack Obama's upcoming U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Plus more in this week's column.

Trump 'Apprentice' Who Co-Founded Cooley's L.A. Office Starts Boutique

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

Former Cooley partner Jennifer Massey was fired by Donald Trump after making it to the Season 2 finale of NBC's "The Apprentice."