AWARDS AND RANKINGS

  • DLA Piper has twice been named "Law Firm of the Year in Corporate Venture Capital" (Global Corporate Venturing)
  • DLA Piper is the only firm to rank as one of the top five most active law firms for private equity, venture capital and M&A deal volume (PitchBook 2019)
  • #1 most active legal advisor to investors (PitchBook 2019)
  • #2 most active law firm in IT hardware, #3 in healthcare devices, #4 in media, software, healthcare services, commercial services,  #5 in energy, and #7 in consumer goods sector venture capital deals (PitchBook 2019)
  • #1 most active law firm in US Southeast venture capital deals (PitchBook 2019)
  • #2 most active law firm in Europe venture capital deals and #5 worldwide (PitchBook 2019)
  • #4 most active at late stage, #5 at early stage and #4 in exits (PitchBook 2019)
  • #5 most active law firm in global and in US venture capital deals (PitchBook 2018)
  • Band 2 – Nationwide: Venture Capital & Emerging Companies (Legal 500 US 2018)
  • Band 3 – Nationwide: Startups & Emerging Companies (Chambers USA 2018)
  • In 2019, DLA Piper completed 697 venture capital financings totaling US$10.3 billion
  • Ranked as one of the top three North American law firms in the New Products and Services category, and named one of the top ten North American law firms in the Most Innovative Law Firms for the Business of Law and Legal Expertise category. The editors recognized DLA Piper's Accelerate website for its innovative provision of legal resources for founders, entrepreneurs, startups and emerging growth companies (Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers Report 2018)