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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
Cooley’s litigators make light work of understanding the most complex technologies and can devote their mental energy to team leadership, strategy design, theme building and advocacy. The outfit has an impressive ability to take on big-ticket high-technology and pharmaceutical cases, thanks to the expertise of Heidi Keefe and Michelle Rhyu, respectively. Solid gold in the IAM Patent 1000, Keefe is well known for her dynamic representation of Facebook among other social media entities and technology leaders. She is extremely adept from a technical perspective and a grounded lawyer who builds trust through a focus on business-aligned results. Rhyu is a go-to for Hatch-Waxman litigation and cases under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. Taking inspiration from the innovation of her clients, she is a creative problem solver, as well as an experienced presenter. Steeped in the life sciences, Cooley is also a go-to for major transactions that are reshaping the industry. Marya Postner has put all kinds of strategic deals together with great dexterity. She recently led the Cooley team advising clinical-stage protein engineering company Forbius on its sale to Bristol Myers Squibb. Mika Reiner Mayer is another touchstone lawyer in the industry and a top due diligence expert in Silicon Valley.