Cooley LLP

The Vault Review


  • “Opportunities for client contact and substantive work as a junior and mid-level associate are second to none”
  • “Feels like a small firm with the benefits of a nationwide firm”
  • “It's fun to go to work”


  • “Some lack of transparency in system of compensation”
  • “No control over when you'll be busy”
  • “Very demanding industry”

The Buzz

  • “Great for VC and startup work”
  • “Best place to be in Silicon Valley”
  • “Quirky, nice people”
  • “Spacey”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: For fascinating work with emerging companies, there's no place like Cooley. Associates rave about the California culture, focus on learning, and prospects for advancement within the firm.


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