Craig Jacoby specializes in representing high growth companies and their investors and is the Chair of Cooley’s Emerging Companies group. He has helped to form, finance and advise hundreds of emerging businesses in areas such as Internet and digital media, consumer products, clean technologies, software, medical devices and business services, and he has led more than one hundred financing transactions in the past five years, with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion. Mr. Jacoby has also handled more than 30 merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Jacoby received a J.D., with distinction, in 1996 from Stanford Law School, where he was elected to Order of the Coif. Following law school, he was a judicial clerk with the Honorable Charles A. Legge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Jacoby also holds a M.A. in International Studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in English and Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also studied Italian cinema as a Fulbright scholar in Rome, Italy.
He is a member of the California Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He co-founded and serves as Board Chair for the non-profit organization VolunteerMatch. He is also a member of Cooley’s Pro Bono Committee.