Cooley opened its 11th office in 2012 in Santa Monica, the converging point for technology, media and venture capital in greater Los Angeles. With the addition of the LA office, Cooley now has a presence in each of the four largest venture and emerging company markets in the US, a group that includes the San Francisco Bay Area, New England, New York and Los Angeles.
Attorneys in Cooley's LA office are among Southern California's leaders in representing emerging and publicly-traded companies in the region. We advise on mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnering arrangements, public and private financings, venture capital and equity fund investments and other corporate transactions for both emerging and public companies. Our attorneys also counsel clients on transactions that deal with the convergent area of technology and entertainment, including social gaming deals, content distribution deals in new media, and the development of entertainment and digital content strategies for Fortune 500 and new media companies. Many of the attorneys have been involved in some of the most significant transactions and investments in Southern California involving the digital media and technology industries.
Cooley's 100-plus litigators in California are part of a 300-attorney national group, many of whom are frequently representing clients in Los Angeles courts. The attorneys have been historically active in IP, privacy, licensing and employment disputes in state and federal courts, particularly in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California—a federal court with a robust patent and IP litigation docket.
Our clients are engaged in a variety of industries including digital media, entertainment, consumer products and retail, social media, technology and venture capital.