Brent Siler is a partner in the Public Companies and Capital Markets practice group and a member of the Cooley Business Department. He joined the Firm in 2008 and is resident in the Reston office. Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Siler was a partner with WilmerHale where he practiced for 21 years.
Mr. Siler's practice focuses on corporate and securities matters for technology-oriented companies.
He assists clients in connection with:
- registered public offerings (representing both issuers and underwriters)
- public company securities compliance
- corporate governance
- mergers and acquisitions
- venture capital and private placement financings
- general corporate counseling
He has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 55 public offerings, including over 30 IPOs. He has been identified by IPO Vital Signs as the top ranking lawyer in the Mid-Atlantic for the number of IPOs handled since the inception of the database in 1998.
Mr. Siler has handled IPOs for a variety of companies, including:
- Millennial Media
- SRA International
- OPNET Technologies
- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
- OTG Software
- Career Builder
- Distributed Energy Systems
- Edison Schools
- Best Software
He has also represented underwriters such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney, Banc of America, Montgomery Securities, Robertson Stephens and Friedman Billings Ramsey in several IPOs, including:
- Rosetta Stone
- Software AG
- PSI Net
- Dollar Tree
Mr. Siler was recognized as a leader in corporate/M&A and private equity in the latest edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Mr. Siler received a JD from the Harvard Law School, cum laude and earned his BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Denver. He is admitted to practice in the state of Virginia and in the District of Columbia.
- Harvard Law School
JD, cum laude
- University of Denver
BA, magna cum laude
- District of Columbia