Doug Cogen concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic and commercial transactions, corporate counseling and financings. His practice also includes advising publicly traded and privately held companies with respect to corporate, securities, commercial and intellectual property licensing matters generally. He serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Doug's transactional experience includes over $100 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 has been ranked by Chambers USA as a "Notable Practitioner" in Corporate Law/M&A in both the Nationwide-Highly Regarded and Northern California listings, which recognized him as “an excellent lawyer, partner and advisor, highly respected by company executives and board members” (2018), a “strategically brilliant practitioner who understands public M&A” (2016) and “an incredible negotiator who sees the big picture” (2013) who uses “innovative, outside-the-box solutions” (2014), is “incredibly balanced” (2017) and “fair and easy to deal with” (2013).
Doug's technology transactions include:
Doug's life sciences transactions include:
Doug’s awards and recognitions include:
Doug received his B.A., magna cum laude, with Academic Honors, in architecture and society from Brown University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the University of Michigan Law School, receiving his J.D. cum laude. Doug has also served as Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the New York City Planning Commission. Doug has lectured on transactional law at Columbia University Law School, Stanford University Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the state bars of California and New York.