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5+ decades of unparalleled experience in VC and the #1 legal market leader in the VC space

Why Cooley
  • Provide sophisticated counsel to venture capital funds and VC-backed emerging companies in connection with their fundraising, governance and investment activities
  • Primary fund counsel to 500+ investment fund organizations, with global prominence in the field of venture capital fund formation
  • Ranked band 1 for Venture Capital in California by Chambers USA 2020
  • Law Firm of the Year for Venture Capital Law in the US by US News & World Report 2020
  • 6,000+ private company clients, including 35% of US-based unicorns (CB Insights)
  • 1,000+ VC financings annually, with an equal split between investor and company representation
  • Quarterly VC reports and Cooley GO Visualize make market data and deal trends accessible, providing clients with tools to stay in front of financing trends and opportunities
  • Consistently ranked as industry leaders by Chambers USA and Legal 500
Recognition
  • Vault: #1 Best Law Firm for Venture Capital (2021)
  • US News & World Report: Top Venture Capital Practice (2021)
  • Best Lawyers: Tier 1 Nationally (2021)
  • Chambers USA: Nationwide Band 1 Investment Funds: Venture Capital (2008 – Present)
  • Legal 500: Tier 1 Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2015 – Present)

 

No one knows VC like Cooley. What is really impressive to us is that, in addition to their level of expertise, their responsiveness is off the charts throughout the ranks.– Chambers USA

Venture Financing Report – Q1 2022

Deal Volume Remains High, Varies by Industry

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Group Contacts
Matthew Bartus  Partner San Francisco, Singapore, Palo Alto
John Dado  Partner Palo Alto
Craig Jacoby  Partner San Francisco
Mike Lincoln  Vice Chair Reston, Washington, DC
Patrick Loofbourrow  Partner Singapore, Shanghai, San Diego
Andrew Lustig  Partner Reston
Pat Mitchell  Partner Boston, New York
Danielle Naftulin  Partner Palo Alto
Ryan Naftulin  Partner London
Michael Platt  Partner in Charge – Colorado Colorado
Rachel Proffitt  Partner San Francisco
Marc Recht  Partner Boston
Kevin Rooney  Partner Palo Alto
Peter H. Werner  Partner San Francisco
Babak Yaghmaie  Partner New York
Dave Young  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Xun Zeng  Partner Beijing, Hong Kong
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