Cooley Expands To London

by Tony Flesor


Cooley LLP announced today that it has launched a UK practice in London. The new office will include 20 partners and more than 55 lawyers and other professionals in total.

Justin Stock, the former head of Morrison & Foerster’s London corporate practice, will lead the new office.

I am energized by the sheer talent, personality and determination of all who are involved in this exciting opportunity. We are ready to build a thriving and successful UK-based practice together,” Stock said.

The office will include corporate, technology and IP partners David Bresnick, Chris Coulter, Ed Lukins and Nicholas Bolter, as well as litigators Laurence Harris and Kevin Perry and a leading reinsurance group of five partners led by David Kendall. Other practitioners bring experience in competition, insolvency, employment and privacy.

The vice-chair of Cooley’s business department and partner in charge of its Washington DC office, Ryan Naftulin, will relocate to London. As a US liaison partner, his focus will be on office integration and building opportunistic growth for the firm.