Dow Jones VentureSource Ranks WSGR No. 1 for 1H 2017 Venture Financings

Dow Jones VentureSource recently ranked Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as the leading law firm for U.S. venture financings during the first half of 2017.

Dow Jones VentureSource's legal rankings for 1H 2017 issuer-side U.S. venture financing deals placed WSGR ahead of all other firms by the total number of rounds of equity financing raised on behalf of clients. Specifically, WSGR is credited as the legal advisor in 108 rounds of financing, while its nearest competitor advised on 88 rounds of financing.

According to VentureSource, WSGR ranked first nationally for 1H 2017 issuer-side deals in the following industries: clean technology, communications and networking, consumer goods, energy and utilities, healthcare, industrial goods and materials, information technology, medical devices and equipment, and software. The firm ranked second in biopharmaceuticals, business and financial services, consumer services, and electronics and computer hardware.

In addition, WSGR ranked first in the Bay Area region, where it was credited with 57 deals in 1H 2017, while its nearest competitor advised on 32 deals during the same period. In addition, the firm ranked first in Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Texas.