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Santa Monica—the heart of convergence of tech, media, and venture capital in greater Los Angeles. Most recently, in 2015, Cooley launched its first European office in London. Not Just a Niche Player Although Cooley remains best-known for its technology work and life sciences clients (Yelp!, eBay, Facebook, Google, and Gilead, to name just a few), the firm has also won awards for its capital markets, intellectual property litigation and privacy practices. It has cast its net far beyond the typical Silicon Valley client, also working with companies in the retail, insurance, sports, and investment banking industries. IN THE NEWS April 2017 Fortune Favors the Firm For the fourth consecutive year, Fortune magazine has named Cooley to its elite 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Cooley ranked #25 and is the #1 law firm on the 2017 list. The Best Companies list is the result of the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Other national and regional publications consistently recognize Cooley as a great place to work, including Working Mother , Crain’s New York Business , the San Diego Business Journal , and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which recently awarded Cooley its second consecutive perfect score on its Corporate Equality Index. March 2017 How Innovative Fast Company ’s 2017 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies includes nine Cooley clients in its top 10 spots. The publication searches for impactful companies that “tap both heartstrings and purse strings and use the engine of commerce to make a difference in the world.” In addition, Cooley advises numerous clients on Fast Company ’s concurrent lists of innovative companies by sector, including for education, biotech, gaming and AI/machine learning. Cooley represents eight of the top 10 companies on the AR/VR industry list. February 2017 Hey Now, You’re An All-Star BTI Consulting Group recognized Cooley partners Michael Basile, Scott Dailard, William Donovan Jr., Joseph Drayton, and Howard Morse on its 2017 Client Service All-Stars list. Dailard and Drayton were also singled out as Client Service MVPs. The annual list recognizes an elite group of lawyers recognized by clients for service excellence, based on data from more than 300 one-on-one interviews with General Counsel and direct reports at large and Fortune 1000 organizations. In 2016, BTI ranked Cooley as a leader in client service on its annual Client Service 30 list.
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311 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition COOLEY LLP January 2017 We’re Number One Singled out for M&A and IPO work, Cooley earned the top spot on Lake Whillans’ Life Sciences Law Firm Index. The index identifies the most active and relevant law firms for life sciences companies. Cooley was recognized for advising Medivation on its $14 billion acquisition by Pfizer and Jazz Pharmaceuticals on its $1.5 billion acquisition of Celator. Lake Whillans also commended Cooley for its work advising Myovant Sciences on its $218 IPO, Protagonist Therapeutics on its $90 million IPO and the underwriters on NantHealth’s $97 million IPO.
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