Stephen C. Neal

Chairman at Cooley LLP

Stephen C. Neal

Stephen C. Neal

Chairman at Cooley LLP

Biography

Currently, Stephen C. Neal holds the position of Chairman of Levi Strauss & Co. He is also on the board of NVIDIA Corp. and Chairman at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation and Member of Illinois State Bar Association. In his past career Mr. Neal held the position of Chairman & Partner at Cooley LLP and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Cooley Godward LLP (a subsidiary of Cooley LLP), Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Member of California State Bar Association. He received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a graduate degree from Stanford Law School.

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Career Highlights

Cooley LLP

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5321

Primary Location

Palo Alto, CA, United States

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1949

Age

70

Number of Awards

2

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Chair, Litigation Department at Cooley LLP

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Partner, Reston at Cooley LLP

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Co-Chair, Tax Practice Group at Cooley LLP

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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Partner, San Francisco at Cooley LLP

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Partner, Palo Alto at Cooley LLP

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Chief Executive Officer at Cooley LLP

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Partner, Palo Alto at Cooley LLP

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Co-Chair, Patent Counseling & Prosecution Practice Group at Cooley LLP

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Partner, San Diego at Cooley LLP

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Chairman at Cooley LLP
Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1973

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.

AB
Class of 1970

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Member
Prior

The State Bar of California is California's official bar association. It is responsible for managing the admission of lawyers to the practice of law, investigating complaints of professional misconduct, and prescribing appropriate discipline. It is directly responsible to the Supreme Court of California. All attorney admissions and disbarments are issued as recommendations of the State Bar, which are then routinely ratified by the Supreme Court. The State Bar was legally established on July 29, 1927, when the State Bar Act went into effect.[5]:xiii–xix Today, the State Bar of California is the largest state bar association in the United States, with 242,000-plus members as of January 2013, of whom over 179,000 are on active status. It is headquartered in San Francisco, with branch offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Career History
Chairman
1995 - 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.

Partner
Prior

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Prior

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Board Member
Prior

Bay Area Council is an American private company located in San Francisco, CA. The firm operates an advocacy and research organization. James Wunderman is currently the CEO of the company.

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2012

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

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2009

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

$1 - $499
2008

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Political Donations
$1,000
1998

Former Regent at Pepperdine University

$3,000
1998

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 42nd District, Daniel Lungren

$1,000
1995

Former Governor of California

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Awards & Honors
2013
The Legal 500
Admitted to the California Bar
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