12 Jan 2015

Cooley prepares for 50-lawyer London launch

US law firm Cooley has signed up a group of five corporate/technology partners from Morrison & Foerster as well as group from Edwards Wildman in order to open a London office in the near future, according to an exclusive report in The Lawyer.

Silicon Valley: Home to Cooley

The magazine reports that Palo Alto-based Cooley has signed up all the Edwards Wildman partners in London who are not part of the merger that was unveiled over the weekend of Edwards Wildman with Locke Lord. The 800-lawyer Cooley is also still talking to other firms. Cooley confirmed eleven months ago that it was planning to open up in the UK capital. It had hoped to open before now but talks with partners in Edwards Wildman and other firms have taken longer than Cooley expected. Source: The Lawyer