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Portrait of Lila Inman
in Reston
Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
14th Floor
Reston, VA 20190

What I do:

I advise private companies during all stages of the company’s lifecycle – from incorporations, to financings, to M&A transactions. I particularly enjoy coaching founders and investors in fundraising from angel to seed stage to growth equity and beyond. An important part of my practice is connecting investors to targeted companies that fit their investment theses.

Why Cooley:

Our clients are disruptive innovators, our people are top notch legal advisors, and our culture is unparalleled.

What my clients value:

We are able to distill complicated legal topics into manageable decision points for our clients and provide practical legal and business advice to help our clients achieve their most ambitious goals.


My family, collecting National Park Service’s passport stamps, hiking, biking and swimming, my round-the-clock, faithful feline companion named Katie, Charlottesville, Virginia, Bodos bagels and Bojangles biscuits.

Great reads:

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

I root for:

Wahoos all day, Tarheels and whoever is playing against Duke (by marriage), and the US women’s national soccer team.