NEW YORK – Global law firm Cooley LLP has signed a deal to relocate its New York headquarters to 55 Hudson Yards, leasing 130,000 square feet across five floors near the top of the building when it opens in 2018.
“Becoming part of this visionary new development further reinforces our commitment to investment and growth in New York,” said Joe Conroy, Cooley’s chief executive officer. “We will be working alongside many of our clients and look forward to joining them in a stunning new environment that will be among the world’s most sophisticated law firm office spaces.”
Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe. The firm’s headquarters are currently at 1114 Sixth Avenue. Fortune magazine recently named Cooley the #1 law firm on its list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Jay Cross, President of Related Hudson Yards said, “The unprecedented commercial leasing effort at Hudson Yards has attracted over 6.4 million square feet of occupancy by some of the world’s leading businesses, and we are thrilled to welcome Cooley to the neighborhood. Both Cooley and its clients are well-regarded as forward-thinking and innovative, and their new park-front New York City headquarters, in this amenity-rich neighborhood, is an ideal fit for their customers and their culture, employees and future talent.”
55 Hudson Yards features 1.3 million square feet and was designed by architect A. Eugene Kohn of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). Positioned at the intersection of Hudson Yards, the High Line and Hudson Park & Boulevard, 55 Hudson Yards is one of the few office buildings in the entire city that opens directly onto a park. It also sits adjacent to a No. 7 Subway station, which connects to nearly every other major subway line, as well as Grand Central Station. Penn Station is also less than a ten-minute walk away. The building will also be home to: Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Intercept Pharmaceuticals; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; MarketAxess; Point72; and Silver Lake.
Jonathan Bach, partner in charge of the firm’s New York office said, “We’re excited to serve our clients out of this cutting-edge space. This move is in line with our commitment to East Coast growth and speaks to the vibrancy of New York across the corporate, finance and tech sectors and more.”