Cooley’s Clean Energy and Technologies Practice Ranks #1 Nationally (USA in Vault Survery)

Palo Alto, Calif. – August 16, 2010 – Cooley LLP announced today that its clean energy and technologies practice was ranked #1 nationally by Vault, Inc., a leading provider of career information for the legal profession, based on a survey of attorneys. Cooley advises companies and investors in the formation and commercialization of innovative clean energy solutions, with a focus on emerging companies and investors, project development and finance, government financing and carbon management and finance.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a market leader by our peers in an area that is of such critical importance to many of our clients and to the firm,” said Jim Fulton, co-head of Cooley’s Clean Energy and Technologies practice. “We have a unique approach to our practice in that we focus on the entire clean energy value chain – from the early-investment stages of emerging clean energy and technology solutions, to the project development and financing of maturing technologies – successfully marrying project finance with deep technology and life sciences industry expertise,”  added R. Thomas Amis, Washington, DC-based practice co-chair.

The firm specializes in a range of sub sectors including solar, wind and biomass generation; energy efficiency; fuel cell, battery and other energy storage systems and technologies; materials science and technology; water purification and management; software, sensors and controls; and PV and solar thermal electric generation systems.

The Vault Law Practice Area Rankings were compiled based on results of a nationwide survey of attorneys about the leading practices in the United States.

About Cooley LLP

Cooley’s 650 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients’ most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today’s global marketplace. The Firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, venture capital, clean tech, real estate, retail and energy.

The Firm has full-service offices in major business and technology centers nationwide: Palo Alto, CA, New York, NY, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Reston, VA, Broomfield, CO, Washington, DC, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA.

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