Cooley Takes International Plunge With China Office

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 5:07 PM EST) -- Cooley LLP is now a full-fledged international law firm after opening its first non-U.S. office, in Shanghai, the firm announced Tuesday.

Cooley CEO Joe Conroy said the firm, which has its roots in Silicon Valley and has nine offices across the U.S., was looking at China and London as possible places to plant its first international flag. However, Conroy said demand from the firm's existing client base — both China-based clients and U.S. clients that do business in China — tipped the scales in China's favor....
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