Cooley LLP.

Cooley LLP.

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http://www.cooley.com 
Main Office:
3175 Hanover Street, | Palo Alto | CA | 94304
Phone: 650-843-5000  | Fax: 650-849-7400 
Email: bvalentine@cooley.com 

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Year of establishment 1920 Number of Partners 227
Number of offices 12 Partner:associate ratio 0.60
Larget office Palo Alto percent women attorneys 36.40
Number of attorneys 752 percent minority attorneys 15.90
Number of associates 387 percent gay attorneys 1.80

Overview

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 850 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe 275 partners in a single-tier partnership 1800 employees worldwide Named one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" Cooley's 2014 revenue grew by 19% to $802 million Recognized as Elite "Top-25 Innovative Law Firm" by Financial Times Preeminent tech, life sciences, venture capital and fund formation practices

Notable cases

  • Cooley is consistently ranked among the leading law firms in each of its central practice areas. Additionally, its lawyers are consistently recognized as industry leaders and ranked among the best practitioners worldwide.
  • American Lawyer magazines named Bill Schwartz national Litigator of the Week following the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's decision overturning the criminal conviction of Cooley client Joseph Collins, a former partner of the Mayer Brown law firm.
  • Thirteen Cooley litigators were recognized in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation. In addition, Cooley's Litigation Department was rated as "Recommended" in both California and New York.
  • 85 Cooley LLP attorneys were recognized in the 2012 edition of the Best Lawyers in America, a leading peer-review survey. Thirty nine Cooley attorneys received rankings in multiple practice categories, including 14 who were recognized in four or more practice areas and 23 who were honored in at least three practice areas.
  • Cooley was named the # 1 top-ranked corporate law firm in San Diego, according to the 12th annual "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" study conducted by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting. Cooley was also ranked as the # 3 corporate law firm in San Francisco.
  • Cooley's Broomfield, Colorado office was named to The Denver Post's Top Workplaces list for 2012. Cooley was profiled as one of the top organizations in the Denver area, providing a unique and rewarding work experience for its employees.
  • Cooley was named the 2012 "Arbitration & Litigation Law Firm of the Year - USA by Lawyer Monthly.
  • Seventeen of Cooley's practice areas were ranked among the most outstanding in the United States by the Legal 500: United States 2012 Edition: Cooley was also named the 2012 "Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year" in the western U.S. regional category by Managing Intellectual Property.

Awards and recognitions

Cooley is consistently ranked among the leading law firms in each of its central practice areas. Additionally, its lawyers are consistently recognized as industry leaders and ranked among the best practitioners worldwide.

American Lawyer magazines named Bill Schwartz national Litigator of the Week following the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's decision overturning the criminal conviction of Cooley client Joseph Collins, a former partner of the Mayer Brown law firm.
Thirteen Cooley litigators were recognized in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation. In addition, Cooley's Litigation Department was rated as "Recommended" in both California and New York.
85 Cooley LLP attorneys were recognized in the 2012 edition of the Best Lawyers in America, a leading peer-review survey. Thirty nine Cooley attorneys received rankings in multiple practice categories, including 14 who were recognized in four or more practice areas and 23 who were honored in at least three practice areas.
Cooley was named the # 1 top-ranked corporate law firm in San Diego, according to the 12th annual "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" study conducted by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting. Cooley was also ranked as the # 3 corporate law firm in San Francisco.
Cooley's Broomfield, Colorado office was named to The Denver Post's Top Workplaces list for 2012. Cooley was profiled as one of the top organizations in the Denver area, providing a unique and rewarding work experience for its employees.
Cooley was named the 2012 "Arbitration & Litigation Law Firm of the Year - USA by Lawyer Monthly.
Seventeen of Cooley's practice areas were ranked among the most outstanding in the United States by the Legal 500: United States 2012 Edition: Cooley was also named the 2012 "Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year" in the western U.S. regional category by Managing Intellectual Property.

Diversity

Cooley considers diversity as a core value. It is dedicated to maintaining a truly diverse workplace that values and celebrates differences. The firm does not differentiate between race and ethnicity, gender, LGBT orientation and physical disability but believes that this diversity is what creates a rewarding workplace.

Not only does the firm hire people from diverse back grounds it also offer them the tools, training and mentoring they need to succeed. Its diversity commitment has won for the firm many accomplishments and accolades including being among the top ranked firms for diversity.

Cooley offers Diversity Fellowship to outstanding first-year law students as part of its ongoing commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse and talented team at all levels throughout the Firm.

The firm does not discriminate in any manner whatsoever in employment and adopts a non-discrimination policy. This policy applies to all employment actions including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and social activities.

Summer associate program

The firm believes that the associate's summer experience should provide them with a realistic view of what it is to practice law at Cooley's. During the experience the associates learn that Cooley is a place committed to providing astonishing legal services in a welcoming, professional, vigorous but fun environment. Summer work is consequential, varied and all-inclusive interspersed with many social events.

The type of assignments associates can expect to receive are drafting and participating in the negotiation of venture capital investment documents; writing pleadings and motions for filing in court; preparing for and attending depositions and preparing incorporation documents for start-up companies. The firm also offers workshops on negotiation skills, client counseling and depositions.

The compensation for summer associates firmwide is $3,077 per week. Interested candidates should submit a copy of their cover letter, resume and transcript through the firm's online application system.

Working for the Cooley LLP.

The firm says that its workers are counselors, strategists and advocates and tomorrow's leaders of the business economy. Working at Cooley will be working with a committed group of professionals of the highest caliber and quality. Working at Cooley provides an opportunity to work in an environment of collaboration, challenge and reward.

The firm values and celebrates differences and the diverse composition of the workforce creates a unique and rewarding workplace.

Working for Cooley Godward will be a rewarding and meaningful experience for the associate, as a person and as a professional. The associate will be exposed to an interesting and challenging mix of work learning from professionals and seasoned lawyers. Through the many firm generated and sponsored programs and the continually evolving programs, the associate can take charge of their careers and craft a career and professional persona that makes him or her proud.

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