New York – March 7, 2013 Cooley LLP announced today that Michael R. Faber has joined the firm as a partner in its tax practice. Faber, who will be based in Cooley’s New York office, joins Cooley from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate and partnership tax matters.

“We’re thrilled to have Mike joining us,” said New York partner-in-charge, Jim Fulton. “Mike’s arrival adds further depth and expertise to our national tax group and further enhances our ability to meet the needs of our corporate clients.”

Faber has extensive experience in federal and state taxation, including both tax planning and resolving tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities. He has also advised corporations, partnerships, other pass-through entities and clean technology companies in renewable energy projects involving federal investment tax credits, production tax credits and federal grants in lieu of investment tax credits.

“Mike will be a huge asset from day one.” said Kathleen Pakenham, the New York-based co-chair of Cooley’s tax practice. “This is an exciting development for the national practice as Mike brings a wealth of experience to our group.”

“Cooley distinguishes itself by its collaborative firm culture and in its representation of innovative companies through the entire business life-cycle,” said Mike Faber. “I’m excited to work with this immensely talented group and to be a part of Cooley.”

Faber received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley; his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law; and his LL.M. from New York University.

Faber’s arrival comes on the heels of the additions this year to Cooley’s business department of partners Tom Hopkins and Ian Smith in Los Angeles; Jamie Leigh in San Francisco; and Kevin Rooney and Louis Lehot in Palo Alto.

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