The group includes Adam Dinow, Sacha Ross and Robert Sanchez who will reunite with former Wilson Sonsini partner Daniel Peale who joins the law firm from Gartner where he was general counsel. ‘The arrival of this preeminent team is significant on many levels, not least for its immediate and substantial impact on Cooley’s emerging and public companies and all-round corporate capabilities on the east coast,’ said Mike Lincoln, global chair of Cooley’s business department. ‘This team, which has worked together since 2001, will augment Cooley’s national and global capabilities as we continue to distinguish ourselves with the world’s strongest bench of lawyers devoted to tech, life sciences and other high-growth industries.’
Adam Dinow, based in New York, has been representing technology clients at all stages of their growth cycle, from incorporation to exit, for 19 years. Daniel Peale, based in Washington, DC joined Gartner in 2015 after his tenure at Wilson,which began in 2001. There, he focused on the corporate representation of technology and other high-growth companies at all stages of development. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general counsel with Gartner, overseeing its $3 billion acquisition of CEB Inc earlier this year. Sacha Ross, based in New York, is advisor to leading technology and high-growth companies and their investors and first joined Wilson Sonsini in Silicon Valley in 1999 before moving to its NY office in 2007. Robert Sanchez, who divides his time between Washington DC and New York, is a 24-year veteran of Wilson Sonsini working with technology and other growth companies on a national and global scale.
Excited by opportunity
‘We are tremendously excited by this opportunity,’ Mr Sanchez said. ‘Cooley has long been a firm we have admired for its cultural and reputational excellence, and for the strength of its diversified service offerings, locally and nationally. We are thrilled to strengthen the firm’s mid-Atlantic and New York transactional offerings while continuing to advise and build relationships with clients deeply rooted in this region’s tech community. Cooley is special, both in its collaborative culture and in its demonstrable energy and momentum across so many of the industries that are transforming the world.’