Maltin PR launches Cooley LLP in London

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“The biggest office opening in legal market history.”

– Catrin Griffiths, Editor, The Lawyer

Media coverage achieved:

National and International Press

  • The London Evening Standard
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Washington Post
  • Bloomberg

Legal Press

  • The Lawyer
  • Legal Business
  • Legal Week
  • Law Society Gazette
  • American Lawyer
  • New Law Journal
  • Law 360
  • Legal Futures
  • Who’s Who Legal
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Careers
  • JD Journal
  • Law Fuel
  • Law week Colorado
  • Chambers & Partners
  • LexisNexis

Trade Press

  • International Tax Review
  • Washington Business Journal
  • Acquisition International
  • Global Investigations Review
  • Insurance Insider
  • Global Competition Review
  • MLex Market Insight
  • The Recorder
  • Reactions
  • World Intellectual Property
  • Tax Grotto
  • Intelligent Insurer
  • Computer Business Review
  • Source Wire
  • Market Wired
  • Asia EU

About Cooley:

  • Cooley has 850 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe
  • More than 270 partners in a single-tier partnership
  • More than 1800 employees worldwide
  • Named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Places to Work For” in 2014
  • As published in the May 2014 issue of the American Lawyer 100, Cooley’s 2013 revenue grew by 9.2% to $674 million
  • Revenue per lawyer hit $1 million for the first time, making Cooley an AmLaw Top-30 firm by that metric
  • Recognized as Elite “Top-25 Innovative Law Firm” by Financial Times
  • Preeminent tech, life sciences, venture capital and fund formation practices
  • More than 5,000 private and 500 public company clients

Launch Press Release:

  • Leading US firm forms 55-lawyer UK practice, its first in Europe

London – January 12, 2015 – Cooley LLP, a leading technology and life sciences US law firm, announced today that it has launched a UK practice in London. Cooley’s new office will include 20 partners and more than 55 lawyers and other professionals in total.

“Cooley plans to make a big impact in London,” said Joe Conroy, Cooley’s chief executive officer. “We have brought together partners who are the very best in their fields, and who share our values and approach to achieving success for our global client base. From our San Francisco and Silicon Valley roots, we have grown to 850 lawyers, solving complex business and litigation issues for the world’s most dynamic companies.”

Justin Stock, the former head of Morrison & Foerster’s London corporate practice, will lead the new office. It will comprise numerous other prominent lawyers in the London market, including some of the UK’s top practitioners in complex, high-stakes international disputes and in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial transactions; particularly in the technology and media sectors – core strengths of Cooley.

“It is fantastic to be able to launch in the UK with such a great team already in place,” said Justin Stock, who will head Cooley’s London office. “We have substantive strengths in areas essential to Cooley’s global client base. I am energized by the sheer talent, personality and determination of all who are involved in this exciting opportunity. We are ready to build a thriving and successful UK-based practice together. We intend to take the momentum of this launch and continue to attract top legal talent with the same drive and spirit.”

The office will include some of London’s most successful corporate, technology and IP partners, including David Bresnick, Chris Coulter, Ed Lukins, and Nicholas Bolter, as well as renowned litigators Laurence Harris and Kevin Perry and a leading reinsurance group of five partners led by David Kendall. Further leading practitioners bring experience in competition, insolvency, employment and privacy.

The vice-chair of Cooley’s business department and partner in charge of its Washington DC office, Ryan Naftulin, will relocate to London. As a US liaison partner, his focus will be on office integration and building opportunistic growth for the firm.

“London has an entrepreneurial spirit that we understand well and a burgeoning tech sector to which we can contribute,” said Naftulin, who has spent 16 years with the firm, in DC and Silicon Valley.

“Most of us have practiced together for years,” said Laurence Harris, who led discussions for the Edwards Wildman team that is joining Cooley. “We have all been struck by the quality and genuineness of Cooley’s leadership and wider partnership, as well as our new London-based colleagues. We look forward to being part of building something special here in London.”