Brian Leaf

Partner, Reston at Cooley LLP

Brian Leaf

Brian Leaf

Partner, Reston at Cooley LLP

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Brian Leaf practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on representing high-growth technology and life sciences companies and the investors and investment banks involved with those companies. Brian has counseled clients in connection with registered public offerings of equity (representing both issuers and underwriters), SEC reporting and compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and other private placement financings, and general corporate counseling. He has been involved with over 50 public offering transactions, including 25+ completed IPOs, in the last five years.

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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Partner, Washington DC at Cooley LLP

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Partner, Reston at Cooley LLP

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Partner, New York at Cooley LLP

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Brian Leaf
Partner, Reston at Cooley LLP
Education
J.D. with Distinction
Class of 2001

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

B.S. in Economics with a Concentration in Accounting, magna cum laude
Class of 1995

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

B.A. in American History, magna cum laude

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. They teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and their academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. Members of the Penn Arts & Sciences faculty are leaders in creating new knowledge in their disciplines and are engaged in nearly every area of interdisciplinary innovation. They are regularly recognized with academia's highest honors, including the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize. The educational experience offered by Penn Arts & Sciences is likewise recognized for its excellence. The School's three educational divisions fulfill different missions, united by a broader commitment to providing their students with an unrivaled education in the liberal arts. The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic home of the majority of Penn undergraduates and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn's undergraduate professional schools. The Graduate Division offers doctoral training to over 1,500 candidates in more than 30 graduate programs. And the College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides a range of educational opportunities for lifelong learners and working professionals.

Memberships
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The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides vocational education in accounting. The company provides services to the accounting community, regulatory bodies, and other organizations. It also operates in Jersey City, Washington, and Lewisville. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

Virginia State Bar (VSB) was created in 1938 by the General Assembly as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The creation of the agency unified Virginia's lawyers in a mandatory State Bar. The VSB is governed by its Council and Executive Committee, whose members are elected or appointed from every judicial circuit in the Commonwealth. The mission of the Virginia State Bar, as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia, is to regulate the legal profession of Virginia; to advance the availability and quality of legal services provided to the people of Virginia; and to assist in improving the legal profession and the judicial system.

Career History
Partner, Reston
2001 - Current

Cooley LLP is a provider of strategic litigation and business transaction services and is a representative of private and public companies, financial institutions, venture capital firms and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Executive Editor
Prior - 2001

The Stanford Law Review is a legal publication that provides expert legal scholarship, analysis, and commentary. Each year the Law Review publishes one volume which is comprised of six separate issues. Each issue contains material written by student members of the Law Review, other Stanford law students, and outside contributors, such as law professors, judges, and practicing lawyers. The Law Review has two principal functions: to educate and foster intellectual discourse among the student membership, and to contribute to legal scholarship by addressing important legal and social issues. Law Review participants select, edit, and publish articles and notes on the cutting edge of legal scholarship. Through these activities, it develops important research, editorial, administrative, and teaching skills. The Law Review is operated entirely by Stanford Law School students and is fully independent of faculty and administration review or supervision. The organization is self-supporting and derives its income principally from subscriptions and copyright royalties.

Auditor & Accountant
Prior

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Transactions
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Elevation Oncology issued USD Common Stock

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Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. issued . USD Common Stock

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LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. purchases IronNet Cybersecurity, Inc.

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Admitted to Virginia State Bar
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