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Cooley Again #1 Law Firm for Venture-Backed Companies in PitchBook’s Annual Global League Tables

Reaching its highest-ever annual venture capital deal volume, firm earns multiple top rankings for 2021 VC transactions, including most active law firm representing US and global companies
March 9, 2022
Lily Bowen

Palo Alto – March 9, 2022 – PitchBook has again ranked Cooley #1 across multiple categories in its 2021 Annual Global League Tables, a comprehensive, year-end report on the top investors, advisers, and more across private equity and venture capital. Specifically, the firm earned the coveted top spot as the most active law firm in the US and globally for representing companies in venture capital transactions.

PitchBook also designated Cooley as the second-most active law firm in the US and globally overall and in representing investors in VC deals, as well as in overall venture deal count. In addition, the firm ranked highly for activity in all sectors and US regions, and across early, late-stage and exit deals, among other categories.

Cooley continues to surpass its own records in terms of VC deal volume, reaching its highest-ever annual volume in 2021 with 1,600+ private financings representing more than $91 billion of invested capital. This far exceeds the firm’s record of 1,300+ private financings and $47 billion of invested capital just set in 2020.

Cooley works with 7,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients, from preformation founder teams to many of the largest and most sophisticated companies in the world, including more than 27% of US-based unicorns. Hallmarks of Cooley’s commitment to innovation include Cooley GO, a resource designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business with easy-to-navigate information and document generators, and Cooley Protect, which gives entrepreneurs and growth companies the information they need to make informed decisions about patent protection and strategy. Additionally, through Cooley GO, entrepreneurs can view Cooley’s quarterly reports on VC financing trends.

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