Ryan Naftulin > Cooley (UK) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cooley (UK) LLP

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Work Department

Emerging Companies
Venture Capital
Mergers & Acquisitions
Life Sciences


Ryan Naftulin is partner and vice chair of Cooley’s business department. He represents companies and investors who are forming and financing disruptive high-growth companies, particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors. He assists clients with equity financings, M&A, strategic relationships, board governance and general corporate matters. With his experience in Silicon Valley, the East Coast of the United States, and London, Ryan is able to help companies navigate major corporate transactions across the US and UK.

Ryan served on the inaugural committee of the National Venture Capital Association for model venture capital financing documents and has also moderated a webcast for that group regarding venture capital deal structures. He has served on a panel entitled “Beyond the Series A Financing – Issues to Consider in Subsequent Financings” at the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law annual spring meeting.


  • American Bar Association


  • University of Michigan Law School
    JD, 1998, magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
    MBA, 1998
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, 1994, Economics

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Cooley (UK) LLP is instructed by established and fast-growing, emerging companies on corporate and private equity transactions in the technology sector; it also has particular expertise advising on open source software matters. Chris Coulter heads up the practice and has experience in technology, data, cybersecurity, contractual and IP issues; other names to note include Ryan Naftulin, who assists companies and investors which are forming and financing disruptive high-growth companies, and litigator Mark Deem.