Cooley Clients Laud Firm's First Year in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/13 -- Cooley LLP announced today that its Los Angeles office has celebrated its first anniversary. Last July, the firm established its presence in Santa Monica -- the epicenter of Los Angeles' booming technology, digital media and venture capital sectors -- behind founding partners: David Hernand, Dave Young, Jennifer Massey and Chris Shoff. Since then, the office has added partners Thomas Hopkins and Ian Smith and increased the overall attorney headcount to nearly 20. During its first year, Cooley has successfully connected investors and entrepreneurs and in the process become one of the driving forces in the creative, digital media and start-up ecosystem that is transforming the Greater Los Angeles region. The successes of Cooley's clients speak volumes to the firm's achievements in its first year on the ground in the dynamic market. Cooley has received numerous messages of support and goodwill from clients in recognition of its inaugural year. "Cooley isn't just a law firm; they're a startup partnership firm that opens doors, provides off-the-clock feedback and advice and always reminds you that they're here to help you succeed," said RadPad founder Jonathan Eppers. "The Cooley team is efficient, effective and business oriented. We are pleased to count them as our partners," said Jeff Goldstein, president of PriceGrabber. Since opening its doors last July, Cooley's LA attorneys have represented dozens of investors and companies in venture financings, fund formation, mergers and acquisitions and other complex corporate transactions, with substantial focus working with leading digital media and technology companies. Notable clients include Adconian Media, AutoAnything, DocStoc, Dollar Shave Club, DreamWorks Animation, Engrade, Fidelity National Financial, Gradient X, Green Dot Corporation, GumGum, Launchpad LA, LegalZoom, Machinima, MuckerLab, New World Ventures, RealD, Rush Digital Media, Shift Labs, Shoedazzle, Style Haul, The Honest Company, Upfront Ventures and Zumbox. "Cooley's impact on the Los Angeles technology ecosystem has been enormously positive," said Clark Landry, Chairman of Shift Labs Inc. "Our first year has been everything we planned, if not more," said Joe Conroy, Cooley's chief executive officer. "The companies, entrepreneurs and venture backers are as energetic, creative and passionate as we had understood them to be and we are extremely proud of the relationships that we have established in just 12 months. Our strategic plan has been validated to be sure." About Cooley LLP Cooley's 700 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. The firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, health care, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail. The firm has full-service offices in eleven major business and technology centers: Boston, MA; Broomfield, CO; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; Reston, VA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; and Shanghai, China. Thomas Freeman firstname.lastname@example.org 212-479-6514
Cooley Clients Laud Firm's First Year in Los Angeles
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