SOURCE: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

June 17, 2008 15:17 ET

44 Cooley Attorneys and 14 Practice Areas Recognized in Chambers USA 2008 Edition; Five Practices and Attorneys in 16 Categories Achieve Top Ranking

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Cooley Godward Kronish LLP is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business honors 44 of the Firm's attorneys as leaders in their respective fields, with 16 categories featuring a Cooley partner as top-ranked. Cooley also received recognition for 14 of its practices in 21 different categories, five of which received a #1 ranking.

The recognition bestowed this year continues a multi-year upward trend in the number of Cooley attorneys and practices ranked among the best in the country. In 2007, 31 Cooley attorneys and 11 practices in 17 categories were recognized by Chambers. Of those, 10 attorneys and three practices received top rankings.

The London-based Chambers is widely accepted as the standard for legal distinction around the world. The publication's selection process is based on interviews with in-house law departments and with other attorneys around the country. The rankings are based on qualities such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, commitment, client service and commercial awareness. For more information, visit

Cooley is honored that the following practices and attorneys received top ranking:

--  Our Investment Funds: Venture Capital practice was ranked #1
--  Our Life Sciences practice was ranked #1 both nationally and in
--  Our Technology Transactions Group was ranked No. 1 in IT & IT
    Outsourcing in California
--  Our Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital practice was ranked #1 in
--  Our Corporate/M&A practice was ranked #1 in Northern California and
--  Antonio Calabrese ranked #1 in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use in
    Northern Virginia
--  Richard Climan ranked #1 in Corporate/M&A in Northern California
--  Craig Dauchy ranked #1 in Investment Funds: Venture Capital nationally
--  Keith Flaum ranked #1 in Corporate/M&A in Northern California
--  Stephen Gardner ranked #1 in Tax: Controversy nationally
--  Robert Jones ranked #1 in Life Sciences: Commercial both nationally
    and in California
--  Barbara Kosacz ranked #1 in Life Sciences: Commercial in California
--  John Lavoie ranked #1 in Real Estate in Northern Virginia
--  Michael Lincoln ranked #1 in Corporate/M&A in Northern Virginia
--  James Linfield ranked #1 in Corporate/M&A in Colorado
--  Stephen Neal ranked #1 in Litigation: General Commercial in California
--  Mark Tanoury ranked #1 twice -- in Investment Funds: Venture Capital
    nationally and in Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital in California
--  Francis Wheeler ranked #1 in Corporate/M&A in Colorado

Click here for the complete text of Cooley's rankings in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA.

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