Press Release

Cooley Tops 2015 Venture Capital Rankings

March 7, 2016

San Francisco – March 7, 2016 – According to Pitchbook's 2015 VC and PE League Table Report, Cooley was the #1 most active law firm advising on VC-backed exits (M&A + IPO), #1 on life sciences financings and #2 on VC financings overall.

"In 2015, Cooley represented many of the most successful companies in the world on a multitude of high-impact deals," said Craig Jacoby, head of Cooley's emerging companies practice. "We're excited to see where our momentum takes us in 2016." 

In Q4 2015, Cooley was the #1 most active law firm for advising on both early and late-stage VC financings according to Pitchbook's Q4 US Venture Industry Report for 2015. The firm advises investors and companies on more than 800 financings annually.

Cooley advises 35% of US-based companies in the Wall Street Journal's Billion Dollar Startup Club, including DocuSign, DraftKings, The Honest Company, Jawbone, Uber and Zenefits.

One of the hallmarks of Cooley's commitment to innovation is Cooley GO, a free resource designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business with easy to navigate information and document generators. Through this resource, entrepreneurs can also view Cooley's quarterly reports on venture capital financing trends.

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