Cooley Hires 2 Sheppard Mullin Business Partners In LA

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2013, 3:16 PM EST) -- Cooley LLP has expanded the firm’s business department in Los Angeles by luring two partners, including a global corporate practice group co-chair, from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Cooley announced Tuesday.

The addition of C. Thomas Hopkins and Ian D. Smith in Los Angeles comes less than seven months after Cooley opened the office with four partners specializing in media and entertainment, venture capital, technology and mergers and acquisitions. Since the office’s opening, Cooley has added 11 attorneys and moved to a larger, permanent location...
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