Cooley Shortlisted Across 15 Categories in The Deal’s Annual Awards

Partner and Cooley M&A co-chair Jamie Leigh also named as finalist for Dealmaker of the Year

San Francisco – August 3, 2021 – The Deal has named Cooley a finalist in 15 categories as part of its annual awards, which honor the deals and dealmakers shaping the deal economy, and recognize the advisers, professionals, firms and banks driving the market forward.

Jamie Leigh, partner and co-chair of Cooley’s M&A practice, is one of only five finalists for the publication’s Dealmaker of the Year (Large Cap) award. The selection is based on quality and volume of transactions and breadth of expertise in dealmaking, as well as the practitioner’s use of creative thinking, good judgment and efficient deployment of resources to ensure a deal is successfully executed.

The categories for which Cooley was shortlisted include:

  • Deal of the Year (Large Cap)
  • Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage – Law Firm (Middle Market)
  • Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech – Law Firm (Large Cap)
  • Most Innovative (Large Cap)
  • Restructuring Deal (Large Cap)
  • Energy & Industrials – Deal (Large Cap)
  • Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech – Deal (Large Cap)
  • Technology, Media & Telecom – Deal (Large Cap)*
  • Fintech – Deal (Large Cap)
  • Deal of the Year (Middle Market)*
  • Private Equity Deal (Middle Market)
  • Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage – Deal (Middle Market)
  • Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech – Deal (Middle Market)
  • Technology, Media & Telecom – Deal (Middle Market)

*Indicates multiple deals shortlisted in category

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Cooley’s world-class transactional team has worked on 1,000+ M&A deals for an aggregate value of $375+ billion since 2017, and has guided leading companies and private equity sponsors in some of the market’s largest and most complex transactions. The firm’s 180+ member M&A group spans 17 major business and technology centers in the US, Europe and Asia, and represents all categories of participants in transactions.

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Jamie Leigh  Partner San Francisco
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
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