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Alfred L. Browne III

Alfred L. Browne III

Cooley LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Alfred L. Browne, III is a partner in the Cooley Business department, and is partner in charge of the Firm's Boston office. He joined the Firm in 2007 and is resident in the Boston office.

Mr. Browne specializes in mergers and acquisitions; late-stage venture capital and growth equity transactions; cross border transactions; and complex intellectual property transactions, particularly in the software industry. Mr. Browne's clients include strategic and financial buyers and sellers in public and private acquisitions, including private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts and take-private transactions. Mr. Browne also has significant experience in counseling boards of directors in connection with mergers and acquisitions and related governance and anti-takeover matters.

Mr. Browne has experience representing a broad range of technology and other growth companies including software, technology-enabled services, healthcare IT, telecommunications, and services companies. 

Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Browne was a partner and chair of the Venture Capital/Emerging Companies Group in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP. He also formerly practiced law in the Business Practice Group at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP.

Mr. Browne has been named by Boston Magazine as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer each year since 2008, and was also recognized as a "Rising Star" in the 2007 and 2006 editions. He has also been nationally recognized by the Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer for his work in the M&A: large deals ($1b-5b) category in the 2013 US Edition.


University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1994
Tufts University, BS Electrical Engineering, minor in computer engineering, 1991, magna cum laude

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