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Cooley LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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What the team is known for

Cooley has a highly regarded capital markets practice that harbors a deep bench of widely recognized experts in the life sciences and technology sectors. Regularly engaged as issuer's counsel in high-value IPOs, and houses practitioners with specialist knowledge of convertible debt, among other securities offerings. Boasts a client base of top-tier investment banks and companies, including an enviable stable of emerging businesses.

Strengths

"The team has very good industry expertise, they are very efficient and have a good relationship with the ecosystem of companies."

"Cooley guide us through complex issues very well. They are great people, very collaborative, easy to work with and very respectful."

"They offer very high quality and good counsel."

Work highlights

Cooley advised Twilio on its upsized $1.77 billion follow-on offering of Class A common stock.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Williamson regularly advises industry-leading clients on major debt and equity transactions, and he has particular expertise in IPOs and follow-ons.

Charlie Kim is best known for his expertise in the life sciences and technology sectors, where he frequently advises underwriters and issuers on IPOs and debt offerings.
"He is incredibly quick on his feet and cool under pressure.""He is very collegial, very easy to work with and a problem solver."

David Peinsipp is held in high esteem for his standout experience handling high-value IPOs and major debt offerings on behalf of technology and life sciences companies.
"David is extremely knowledgeable, has a really high level of expertise, I rely on his advice consistently." "He is knowledgeable, experienced and provides great counsel."

Denny Won routinely assists on capital markets transactions, supporting an impressive portfolio of companies and leading investment banks.
"He's solid, he can run a deal very well and does a good job."

Eric Jensen is a recommended choice of counsel for issuers and underwriters on a broad range of capital markets transactions, from IPOs to debt mandates.
"He is very technically strong and pragmatic.""He is a really well-rounded lawyer with very good presence and command of the room."

Gian-Michele a Marca attracts widespread praise for his debt capital markets practice, with notable expertise in convertible debt transactions. He routinely offers counsel to clients within the technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

John-Paul Motley is praised for his securities law practice, which encompasses the representation of issuers and underwriters on the comprehensive range of debt and equity transactions.
"John is outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and personable." "He has really strong deal sense and good business instincts."

Jon Avina is sought after by leading tech companies, and their underwriters, for his knowledge of debt and equity transactions.
"He is very commercially minded, smart and easy to work with."

Jonie Kondracki is often called upon by clients in the life sciences and technology markets for her advice on debt and equity transactions.
"She is very good - she really keeps the transaction moving; she is very cool and calm under pressure and she's very smart."

Kristin VanderPas has a strong client base of leading investment banks and companies in the tech and life sciences sectors.
"She is easy to work with and solid.""She is terrific, she's very diligent and thoughtful."

Siana Lowrey has a burgeoning practice in the market, especially among organizations in the tech and consumer goods space. She demonstrates significant strength in assisting on high value IPOs.
"She is very knowledgeable about public company matters and a great person to work with."

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Cooley LLP

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3175 Hanover Street

Palo Alto

California

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CA 94304-1130

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


Andrew Williamson
Band 3
Charlie Kim
Band 1
David Peinsipp
Band 2
Denny Won
Associates to watch
Eric Jensen
Band 1
Gian-Michele a Marca
Band 3

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