My friends at Cooley Godward announced yesterday that they are merging with NY-based Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman. The new firm will be called Cooley Godward Kronish. I’m been a long time fan of Cooley Godward, have worked closely with them in both Colorado and the Bay Area, and have had a long standing relationship (both personal and professional) with Mike Platt – one of the senior partners in the Boulder office. One of Mike’s partners (and another friend and colleague of mine) – Jim Linfield – indicated that the merger isn’t likely to have any impact on the Cooley Colorado office. Given how Cooley has operated in the past, I see this merger as a positive move for them. Congrats guys.