Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Elizabeth Cooper

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP partner Elizabeth Cooper's work on Charles Schwab Corp.'s $1 billion acquisition of optionsXpress Holdings Inc. and her representation of the U.S. Treasury in connection with the $250 billion TARP program have earned her a spot as one of Law360's top five M&A lawyers under 40.

Cooper joined the firm in 2001 and quickly found herself enveloped in M&A work involving banks and other financial institutions. With support from her partner mentors — Maripat Alpuche and current M&A practice head Lee Meyerson...
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