2011 Annual Review
Dear Clients and Friends,
The characteristic of Cooley that makes me the most proud, and to me is the most distinctive, is the passion with which we approach the practice of law and dedicate ourselves to the success of our clients. That passion is a result of how we think. We consider our clients' goals to be our own, and in many ways, they are. Our attorneys work together across departments, offices and practice groups with unmatched drive, energy and focus in the relentless pursuit of achieving the optimal outcome for you, our clients.
We are passionate about and inspired by helping you succeed—whether in the boardroom or the courtroom. We are energized daily by the unique opportunities you entrust to us as you pursue, with the very same passion, your professional and personal goals. We strive to bring valuable perspectives and creative solutions to each matter we address. Our passion is deployed across a broad range of clients, practices, issues and industry sectors: from Internet privacy to the defense of a high-profile former professional athlete; from transformative mergers and acquisitions to the most notable IPOs occurring in the marketplace today. We are equally passionate about our longstanding commitment to our communities, as demonstrated by our pro bono and civic work. I hope you will take a moment to read some examples of the client, pro bono and civic matters we were proud and privileged to handle in 2011.
Our passion takes us to many places, both conceptually and geographically. Last year, it led us to the opening of Cooley's first international office—in Shanghai, China—one of the most dynamic markets in the world. We launched that office in late 2011, in recognition of the importance of Asia to the global economy and in response to your ever-increasing activity and attendant legal needs in that region of the world. Having an actual footprint in China is a natural extension of the work we have done for many years advising our clients on their China-based interests.
We are humbled by the opportunity to partner with companies and individuals who are leaders of some of the world's most exciting and rapidly growing industry sectors. We are inspired by your commitment to achievement. We consider the continuing opportunity to serve you to be both an honor and an exciting and unique opportunity to work at the forefront of innovation in furtherance of a future bright with promise for us all.
We invite you to read more and view our highlights from the past year.
Chief Executive Officer
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