Press Release

Cooley Remains #1 Most Active Global Firm for Deals

Firm ranked #1 in US and globally for overall deals and venture capital by PitchBook for two consecutive quarters, dominates number of regional + sector categories
November 19, 2020

Palo Alto – November 19, 2020 – PitchBook has again ranked Cooley as the #1 most active global law firm for all deals in its Q3 2020 Global League Tables – marking the second consecutive quarter Cooley has earned the top spot. Across all deal types, Cooley was credited with 339 disclosable deals last quarter, representing more than $30 billion in combined deal value. The data also confirms Cooley as the #1 most active law firm in the US and globally for venture capital and #1 in venture capital deals across multiple sector categories, including pharma and biotech, healthcare systems and services and IT hardware, and US regional categories, including the West Coast, mid-Atlantic, mountain, south and Great Lakes. The firm is also #1 for late-stage deals and #1 for all company-side deals in the US and globally.

“In a year full of change and uncertainty, our teams have worked tirelessly to deliver exceptional service to our clients,” said Kathleen Pakenham, chair of Cooley’s business department. “I am immensely proud of the elite practices we have built while maintaining our unique culture.”

The rankings confirm Cooley’s dominance in venture capital, M&A, and private equity, and across various industry sectors, despite market volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other circumstances in 2020. Cooley’s work on high-profile corporate transactions consistently wins the firm prestigious accolades, including earning Law360’s Practice Group of the Year for technology and being named a finalist for Technology/Telecommunications Practice Group of the Year at The American Lawyer’s upcoming annual Industry Awards.

Cooley works with 6,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients. One of the hallmarks of Cooley’s commitment to innovation is Cooley GO. Launched six years ago in the US, it expanded to the UK in 2015 and to Asia in July, with an initial focus on the Southeast Asia and India markets. The free resource is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business with easy-to-navigate information and document generators. Entrepreneurs can also access Cooley’s quarterly reports on venture capital financing trends on Cooley GO.

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