Douglas Cogen concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic and commercial transactions, corporate counseling and financings. Doug’s practice also includes advising publicly traded and privately held companies with respect to corporate, securities, commercial and intellectual property licensing matters generally. He has served as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Doug's transactional experience includes over $75 billion of completed mergers, acquisitions and divestitures including cross-border transactions in the networking, software, life sciences, medical devices, telecommunications, semiconductor, internet, computer hardware and consumer products industries; public company tender offers; and private placements of equity and debt securities. Doug also counsels companies on corporate governance matters, takeover defenses and strategic partnering arrangements.
Doug's technology transactions include:
Doug's life sciences transactions include:
Doug was named by Global M&A Network as "M&A Lawyer of the Year" for 2010. The Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal has twice named him as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the State of California, in 2013 and 2006. Doug is listed as "Highly Recommended" in M&A and Corporate Finance in PLC Which Lawyer? and is ranked in Corporate Law/M&A by Chambers USA, each an independent listing of leading attorneys in specialist practice areas worldwide. He was named by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Mergers & Acquisitions Law, by Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines as a Northern California "Super Lawyer," by Bay Area Lawyer magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in the Bay Area, by AlwaysOn and KPMG as Top Dealmaker-Lawyer, and by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Dealmakers in the United States.
Doug has also served as Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the New York City Planning Commission. He has lectured on transactional law at Columbia University Law School, Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.