Cooley Clients Laud Firm's First Year in Los Angeles

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
"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
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