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

1000+ completed public offerings in 2016 – 2023

250+ completed IPOs and direct listings in 2016 – 2023

Rare balanced representation of issuers and underwriters

7,000+ private company clients give unparalleled deal flow

Serve as principal corporate governance and securities counsel for 250+ 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

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  • Practice Group of the Year – Capital Markets (Law360 2023, 2019, 2018, 2015)
  • #1 firm for US issuer-side IPOs since 2016 (Deal Point Data 2023)
  • #1 firm for US VC-backed IPOs for 15+ years (Deal Point Data 2023)
  • One of the decade’s top IPO legal advisors (Bloomberg Law 2020)
  • #1 for European FPI US IPOs since 2016 (Deal Point Data 2023)
  • #1 firm for US healthcare & life sciences IPOs (Deal Point Data 2016-2023)
  • Tier 1 for Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Issuers (The Legal 500 US 2021-2023)
  • Ranked for Capital Markets: Global Offerings (The Legal 500 US 2022-2023)
  • Ranked for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers (The Legal 500 US 2023)