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Cooley: Three-Time Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year

January 14, 2020

Palo Alto – January 14, 2020 – Law360 has recognized Cooley’s global capital markets practice as a Practice Group of the Year for the third time since 2016.

Law360’s Practice Group of the Year awards honor law firms behind the major deals and litigation wins that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year, with an eye toward landmark matters and general excellence. Winning practice groups rose to the top of more than 700 submissions.

“Our company and investment bank clients are the real winners here, and they continually inspire us as they propel innovation worldwide,” said partner Dave Peinsipp, co-chair of Cooley’s capital markets practice alongside Charlie Kim. “We’re grateful to closely partner with them on blockbuster transactions year after year.”

“In 2019, we completed more than 176 public equity and debt offerings, including 50 IPOs, making us one of the most active capital markets practices and #1 for US IPOs overall,” added Kim. “These successes wouldn’t have been possible without our extremely talented team, working seamlessly across offices and geographies, and their tireless work ethic and steadfast commitment to our clients.”

This year, Cooley advised on high-profile IPOs by companies such as Uber, Levi Strauss & Co., CrowdStrike, Datadog, Gossamer, Livongo, PagerDuty, Turning Point, Vir, Zoom Video Communications, 10x Genomics, and China-based Ehang and Fangdd. Cooley’s capital markets practice frequently earns elite rankings and acclaim. The firm has been the #1 law firm for VC-backed IPOs across all industries for the last 15 years and the #1 law firm advising companies on their IPO since 2014, according to IPO Vital Signs and PitchBook. Moreover, Cooley is one of the top firms working on global capital markets transactions by non-US issuers.

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