Launching in Los Angeles marks a transformative moment for the firm.
From Cooley LLP:
“Los Angeles, Calif. – July 24, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced today the opening of its Los Angeles office with the addition of four prominent LA-based partners. The new office, which will be located in Santa Monica – a vibrant hub for technology, media and venture capital in the Greater Los Angeles region – will complement Cooley’s three existing California offices and be seeded from the outset with the firm’s existing relationships with more than 200 clients in the Los Angeles region. Cooley plans to grow the office aggressively and provide full-service business and litigation legal services to clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Cooley is committed to capitalizing on its leading position in the tech, digital and social media markets at a time of increasing and dynamic convergence.
The four partners establishing the office are David Hernand, former co-chair of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Media, Entertainment and Technology practice; Corporate/Venture Capital partners David Young and Christopher Shoff, former partners of DLA Piper (where Young chaired the firm’s Corporate and Finance Group for Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix); and Jennifer Massey, former partner of leading Hollywood entertainment law firm Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner. David Hernand will serve as partner-in-charge of the Los Angeles office, and David Young will head the office’s Business and Technology practice group…”