Capital Markets

#1 Law Firm for US Public Offerings

Why Cooley
  • Market leader advising leading issuers, investment banks and investors in equity and debt transactions that raise capital through the global public and private capital markets
  • 685+ completed public offerings in 2015 – 2019
  • 175+ completed IPOs in 2015 – 2019
  • Rare balanced representation of issuers and underwriters
  • 6,000+ private company clients give unparalleled deal flow
  • Represent 1,500+ public companies and serve as principal corporate governance and securities counsel for 190+ public companies
  • Trusted counsel to all the leading investment banks, including BofA Securities, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Jefferies, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley
  • One of the most active firms working on capital markets transactions for non-US foreign private issuers


  • #1 Firm for VC-Backed IPOs for 15+ years (IPO Vital Signs)
  • #1 Firm taking Companies Public Since 2014 (IPO Vital Signs)
  • #1 Firm for US IPOs – Overall & VC-Backed (IPO Vital Signs 2020)
  • #1 for European FPI US IPOs since 2016
  • 3X Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year (Law360 2019, 2018, 2016)
  • One of the Decade’s Top IPO Legal Advisors (Bloomberg Law 2020)
  • Tech Practice Group of the Year (Law360 2019)
  • Tech Deal Department of the Year (The Recorder 2019)
  • Startup/Emerging Company Law Firm of the Year (The Recorder 2019)
  • Transatlantic Capital Markets Team of the Year (Transatlantic Legal Awards 2018)


Legal insight for the capital markets

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Capital Markets Resources

Resource guides and materials for companies planning their initial public offering

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Market insight and guidance for businesses focused on SPAC mergers


Group contacts
Charlie Kim Partner, San Diego
David Peinsipp Partner, San Francisco
Jon Avina Partner, Palo Alto
David Boles Partner, London
Nicole Brookshire Partner, Boston
Will Cai Partner, Hong Kong
Calise Cheng Partner, Palo Alto
Div Gupta Partner, New York
Claire Keast-Butler Partner, London
Jonie Kondracki Partner, San Francisco
Yiming Liu Partner, Shanghai
John McKenna Partner, Palo Alto
Yvan-Claude Pierre Partner, New York
Richard Segal Partner, Boston
Kristin VanderPas Partner, San Francisco
Michael Yu Partner, Hong Kong
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