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Monique Sherman

Cooley LLP
Pro Bono Counsel
Palo Alto, CA
Monique R. Sherman is Cooley's pro bono counsel. She rejoined the firm in 2012 and is resident in the Palo
Alto office.
Monique maintains and develops Cooley's pro bono resources to ensure the firm's attorneys have the tools
necessary to most effectively represent their pro bono clients. She provides technical assistance to attorneys
throughout the firm on pro bono matters, in addition to serving on the team for a number of pro bono matters
herself. Monique also assists in the development and administration of Cooley's pro bono practice.
Prior to rejoining the firm, Monique represented abused and neglected children in child welfare proceedings
as a child advocate attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She regularly appeared for her
clients in contested juvenile court hearings involving child abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights,
adoption, special education and mental health. Monique also has experience in landlord/tenant litigation,
domestic violence advocacy, public benefits and impact litigation. She has previously worked at the Law
Foundation of Silicon Valley, the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and the Children's Defense
Fund. From 2003-2006, Monique was an associate in Cooley's litigation department, where her practice
focused on general civil litigation matters.
Monique received a JD, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, where she was a
member of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She received a BA in Political Science from Stanford
University in 1999