Dow Jones VentureSource Ranks WSGR No. 1 for Q1 2017 Venture Financings

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

Dow Jones VentureSource's legal rankings for Q1 2017 issuer-side venture financing deals placed Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati ahead of all other firms by the total number of rounds of equity financing raised on behalf of clients. WSGR is credited as the legal advisor in 61 rounds of financing, while its nearest competitor advised on 42 rounds of financing.

According to VentureSource, WSGR ranked first for Q1 2017 issuer-side U.S. deals in the following industries: business and financial services (tie), clean technology, communications and networking, consumer goods (tie), consumer services, healthcare, industrial goods and materials, information technology, medical devices and equipment, and software. The firm ranked second in biopharmaceuticals, and electronics and computer hardware.

WSGR also ranked first in the Bay Area region, where the firm was credited with 35 venture deals in Q1 2017, while its nearest competitor advised on 15 deals. In addition, the firm ranked first in Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Texas.