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
  • 800+ completed public offerings in 2016 – 2020
  • 200+ completed IPOs and direct listings in 2016 – 2020
  • 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 240+ 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 2020)
  • #1 Firm taking Companies Public since 2014 (Deal Point Data 2020)
  • #1 Firm for US Technology + Life Sciences IPOs – Overall & VC-Backed (Deal Point Data 2020)
  • #1 for European FPI US IPOs since 2016 (Deal Point Data 2020)
  • Tier 1 for Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (The Legal 500 US 2021)
  • One of the Decade’s Top IPO Legal Advisors (Bloomberg Law 2020)
  • 3X Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year (Law360 2019, 2018, 2016)
  • Tech Corporate Practice of the Year (The American Lawyer 2020)
  • Tech Practice Group of the Year (Law360 2019)
  • Highly Recommended for General Corporate, Licensing & Collaboration, and M&A (LMG Life Sciences 2020)


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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, Los Angeles
David Peinsipp Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
Jon Avina Partner Palo Alto
David Boles Partner London
Nicole Brookshire Partner Boston
Will Cai Partner Hong Kong, Palo Alto
Calise Cheng Partner Palo Alto
Div Gupta Partner New York
Eric Jensen Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
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, Chicago
Christina T. Roupas Partner Chicago
Richard Segal Partner Boston
Courtney M.W. Tygesson Partner Chicago
Kristin VanderPas Partner San Francisco
Michael Yu Partner Hong Kong
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