Bloomberg Law
May 17, 2021, 7:53 PM

Cooley Bets on the Midwest Venture Scene with New Chicago Office

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

Cooley’s official launch of a 10-partner Chicago outpost on Monday is a culmination of what firm vice chair Mike Lincoln said was a decade of scoping out the Midwestern venture capital scene, which he believes can support the firm’s full-service office ambitions.

Bloomberg Law reported last month Cooley was poised to open in Chicago with former Winston & Strawn partner Rick Ginsberg and former DLA Piper partner Greg Grossman. The firm said the office will also include former Latham & Watkins partner Laurie Bauer.

Those lawyers represent venture capital firms and emerging companies, a practice that has built Cooley’s national ...

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