|Headquarters||Palo Alto, CA|
|No. of offices||10|
|No. of attorneys||650+|
|Major practice areas||General practice|
|Date founded||1920 (San Francisco)|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Cooley LLP ("Cooley Godward Kronish LLP") is an international law firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California and with offices in major markets in the United States and China. Nationally renowned as a leading Silicon Valley law firm, Cooley represents clients across a number of industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, clean tech, real estate, financial services, retail, and energy.
Cooley was founded by Arthur Cooley and Louis Crowley in 1920 in San Francisco. In 1958, Cooley formed Draper, Gaither and Anderson, the first venture capital partnership to be organized on the West Coast. Also in the 1950s, Cooley formed Raychem and National Semiconductor, one of the original chip companies that gave "Silicon Valley" its name. In 2011 and 2012, Cooley assisted Zynga and Yelp! in launching their respective IPOs.
Vault ranks Cooley 60th in its annual ranking of the most prestigious law firms in the United States. The American Law Journal ranks Cooley 57th in its annual ranking of the largest U.S. law firms by revenue. Top Legal 500 and the National Law Journal's NLJ 250 rank Cooley as one of the best and largest law firms in the United States. In addition, U.S. News and World Report nominated Cooley as the 2011–12 law firm of the year in biotechnology law. In 2011, Cooley LLP was named U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year by the International Tax Review.