Established in 1980, Cooley's Palo Alto offices have served a vital role in our emergence as one of the preeminent firms serving the legal needs of a wide spectrum of private and public companies and the venture capital community. Our deep roots in and historic ties to the Silicon Valley have enabled our attorneys to develop a unique understanding of the business and legal challenges that emerging companies deal with daily. Beyond the myriad start-up companies that our Palo Alto offices service so deftly, our Silicon Valley-based attorneys team with others across the Firm in our representation of mature Fortune 1000 companies, such as Adobe Systems, Applied Materials, Brunswick Corporation, Cisco Systems, eBay, Gilead Sciences, Inc., NVIDIA, PG&E, Synopsys and USG.
Our client-team model gives each client the benefit of a dedicated group of attorneys who are committed, knowledgeable and experienced in complex business transactions and litigation matters across a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, computer hardware and software, electronics and consumer products, financial services, internet and e-commerce, medical devices, and more. Our attorneys take a proactive approach to learning each client's business and competitive strategy in order to deliver superior legal solutions. This familiarity allows us to tailor our services to the size and stage of our clients, so we can help them successfully navigate all types of transactions and disputes.
Cooley's Palo Alto offices are the base of the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, one of the most active in the country, our Investment Banking practice group and our Life Sciences practice group, one of the most integrated and comprehensive life sciences legal practices in the nation. Our Palo Alto offices are also home to the majority the Firm's attorneys experienced in Technology Transactions.
The litigation services delivered by attorneys based in our Palo Alto offices are similarly varied and high quality. Our litigators provide clients with cutting-edge litigation and pre-litigation support across a broad spectrum of substantive legal areas including complex business disputes, Intellectual Property litigation and Patent Counseling & Prosecution, Securities litigation and Employment litigation and counseling. Cooley's litigators excel at delivering creative and winning legal strategies in high-stakes matters pending not only in the Silicon Valley but in courts and dispute resolution forums across the country.