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

Firm earns multiple top rankings for 2022 venture capital transactions

Palo Alto – February 21, 2023 – Cooley has again been named the #1 law firm representing companies in venture capital financings in the US and globally for the third consecutive year as part of PitchBook’s 2022 Annual Global League Tables, a comprehensive, year-end report on the top investors, advisers and more across private equity and venture capital. PitchBook also designated Cooley as the second-most active law firm overall in the US and globally, as well as the second-most active law firm representing investors in venture capital deals.

During calendar year 2022, Cooley handled 1,320 reported venture capital financings, representing $55.6 billion of invested capital.

Cooley ranked first overall in several industry sectors, including pharma and biotech, healthcare, energy, media and IT hardware. The firm also received high rankings for its activity across early, late-stage and exit deals, among other categories.

PitchBook is the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, serving more than 90,000 investment professionals and business leaders.

Cooley works with 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 giving 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 venture capital financing trends through Cooley GO.

About Cooley LLP

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

Cooley has nearly 1,400 lawyers across 18 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, and a total workforce of more than 3,000.

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