Palo Alto, Calif. – April 8, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that it has been ranked first and third across various Corporate Scorecard categories for volume of US IPOs and other non-IPO equity offerings. Serving as issuer counsel on 40 total US equity offerings, including five IPOs, Cooley was the most active law firm advising issuers in the country, based on the data in the report. Cooley was also the third most active law firm advising underwriters on US IPOs. The American Lawyer's 2012 Corporate Scorecard was published in its April 2013 issue.
"The volume of IPOs and other offerings we complete each year speaks to our position as a national leader in the high growth technology and life science industries that are driving these transactions," said Eric Jensen, a partner in Cooley's Public Offerings practice. "Our inclusion at the top of these lists demonstrates a great vote of confidence by our issuer and underwriter clients, who appreciate the depth of our experience on high-stakes capital markets work."
The American Lawyer's Corporate Scorecard annually tracks the transactional practices of leading firms. Data includes only public, registered, and underwritten offerings or deals transacted in 2012. Equity offerings include worldwide issues by US corporations, including secondaries, convertible bonds, and convertible and nonconvertible preferred stock. IPOs include offerings by US corporations in the US marketplace.
View the complete Corporate Scorecard here.
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