Press Release

Cooley Ranked Top Firm for US Venture Capital Financings by PitchBook

Firm also #1 for representation of US and global companies in venture financings in Q2 2022 Global League Tables
August 22, 2022

Palo Alto – August 22, 2022 Cooley has been named the most active law firm in the US in venture capital financings by PitchBook in its Q2 2022 Global League Tables. In addition, Cooley was again ranked the #1 firm in the US and globally for representing companies in venture financings and the #1 firm representing late-stage companies in venture financings.

Cooley also was ranked first overall in six industry sectors for venture financings – pharmaceuticals & biotech, media, IT hardware, energy, commercial services, and consumer goods & recreation – as well as landing atop the West Coast, Great Lakes and Mountain states regional lists.

During Q2, Cooley handled 332 disclosable venture capital financing deals, representing $16.6 billion of invested capital. The firm’s deal volume reflects its consistent position in the top spot globally and in the US for representation of companies in venture capital financings, as shown in PitchBook’s 2021 year-end rankings and Q1 2022 rankings.

Cooley works with more than 7,000 innovative, high-growth private company clients, from preformation founder teams to some 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 businesses with easy-to-navigate information and document generators, and Cooley Protect, a resource that gives entrepreneurs and growth companies the information they need to make informed decisions about patent protection and strategy. Entrepreneurs also can view Cooley’s quarterly reports on VC financing trends through Cooley GO.

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Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law.

Cooley has 1,500 lawyers across 17 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, and a total workforce of 3,300.