Long-awaited Cooley office opens in London

The former head of Morrison & Foerster in London, Justin Stock, has been appointed head of the new 55-lawyer office opened by California-based Cooley in Old Broad Street in the City of London.

Californian law firm Cooley has opened in London Pincasso

The firm has opened with 20 partners and another 35 lawyers and other professionals. 'Cooley plans to make a big impact in London,' said Joe Conroy, chief executive of the 850-lawyer firm. The vice-chair of Cooley's business department, Ryan Natfulin, is relocating to London from Washington DC. He said: 'London has an entrepreneurial spirit that we understand well and a burgeoning tech sector to which we can contribute.' 

Renowned litigators

In its press release, Cooley names some of the partners who have joined the firm - 'including David Bresnick, Chris Coulter, Ed Lukins, and Nicholas Bolter, as well as renowned litigators Laurence Harris and Kevin Perry and a leading reinsurance group of five partners led by David Kendall'. Sources: MarketWired and Cooley

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