Press Release

Cooley Ranked Top Firm Globally and in the US for Venture Deals Overall

May 18, 2023

Palo Alto – May 18, 2023 – Cooley has been named the #1 law firm overall for venture capital deals, in the US and globally, by PitchBook in its Q1 2023 Global League Tables. Cooley also continues to hold the top spot, in the US and globally, for representing companies in venture capital financings, along with ranking as the most active law firm in late-stage venture financings.

Cooley ranked first overall in three industry sectors – including pharma and biotech, healthcare services and systems, and IT hardware – as well as landing atop the Mid-Atlantic, Southern and Mountain states regional lists.

During Q1 2023, Cooley handled 192 reported venture capital financings, representing $4.7 billion of invested capital.

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 newly formed companies 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.