PitchBook Names Silicon Legal Among World’s Top 10 Most Active Venture Capital Law Firms for Fifth Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – For the fifth consecutive year, PitchBook Data has ranked Silicon Legal among the top 10 most active law firms in the world in its 2023 Global Annual League Tables, a broad ranking of worldwide venture capital activity.¹

PitchBook’s league tables are the industry’s most comprehensive and independent coverage of venture capital firm and service provider deal activity. Their annual report provides the most complete information on rapidly changing trends in venture capital deal making.

During 2023, Silicon Legal advised clients in 297 reported venture capital financings, across the full startup lifecycle.

Partner Andre Gharakhanian reflects,

Silicon Legal’s Global Top-10 ranking, now five years running, is a testament to our team’s world-class expertise and our clients’ confidence in SLS’ ability to deliver outstanding results on game-changing transactions. Our combination of ultra-responsiveness, seasoned experience and business-first counsel simply does not exist at any other law firm in the ECVC space. I could not be prouder of how this team continues to break the mold!

PitchBook’s recognition affirms Silicon Legal’s reputation as the standard-bearer for providing targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs, and seasoned investors.

Most active globally

1 Gunderson Dettmer 1,074
2 Cooley 899
3 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 636
4 Goodwin 603
5 Orrick 517
6 DLA Piper 398
7 Dentons 304
8 Silicon Legal Strategy 297
9 Fenwick & West 286
10 Latham & Watkins 210

PitchBook Data also ranked Silicon Legal in the Top 10 across numerous sub-categories¹:

Lifecycle Representation

Early Stage VC deals #7
Late Stage VC deals #13

Company-Side Representation

Global Company VC deals #18
US Company VC deals #15

Investor-Side Representation

Global Investor VC deals #5
US Investor VC deals #4
Rest of world Investor VC deals #8

Industry Sectors

Transportation VC deals #4
IT Hardware VC deals #8
Commercial Products & Services VC deals #7
Software VC deals #8
Consumer Goods and Recreation VC deals #8
Media VC deals #6
Energy VC deals #10
Pharma & Biotech VC deals #23
Healthcare Devices & Supplies VC deals #25

About Silicon Legal Strategy

Silicon Legal Strategy is the premier boutique law firm providing targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Trained at the top firms in Silicon Valley, our attorneys and staff are incredibly passionate about technology and have extensive experience representing early stage companies and investors. We are a known quantity in Silicon Valley, and work with or sit across the table from every major law firm in the area. Perhaps most importantly, we ourselves are entrepreneurs. We truly understand the challenges of a startup — like building and motivating a team, creating repeatable processes to ensure continued customer satisfaction at scale and dealing with infrastructure issues. We face these challenges every day — and as a result, are able to deliver more relevant, bottom-line-oriented advice. Put simply, we actually “get” what entrepreneurs are going through.

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