PitchBook 2022 Global League Tables Confirms Gunderson Dettmer as the #1 VC Law Firm for Ninth Consecutive Year

February 17, 2023Firm News

For the ninth consecutive year, Gunderson Dettmer has once again been named the top venture capital law firm globally by PitchBook. Over 2022, Gunderson Dettmer was credited with a total of 1694 venture and growth equity financings worldwide, raising over $80 billion for technology and life sciences companies.

PitchBook's Global League Tables categorizes financings across venture stages, industries and regions, and Gunderson Dettmer secured the top spot in 21 of those categories – notably the Global, United States, Rest of the World, Early Stage and Late Stage categories.

Market Leadership in All of Its Home Markets

Gunderson Dettmer's market leadership is undisputed, as the firm has been ranked as the #1 VC law firm in their respective regions across all 11 of their global offices. With offices located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Austin, Ann Arbor, Boston, San Diego, Los Angeles, Singapore, Beijing, and Sao Paulo, this exceptional level of recognition is a testament to the firm's deep involvement in each market, as well as their close working relationships with venture capitalists and companies at all stages of growth.

Dominance Throughout the Lifecycle

Gunderson Dettmer was also ranked the #1 law firm for early stage financings and late stage financings. PitchBook credited the firm with 630 early stage and 615 late stage financings, along with 71 exits ranging from mergers of equals to strategic multi-billion acquisitions. This recognition confirmed the firm’s extensive experience working with startups, emerging companies, late-stage venture-backed companies and public tech companies on the range of legal challenges faced by companies at all stages of growth.

Continued Leadership in Tech and Life Sciences

Gunderson Dettmer’s top recognition in the software category, where it was credited with 937 financings, is a testament to the firm’s deep roots in the tech industry. The firm was also ranked highly in the three life-sciences-related categories – Pharma and Biotech, Healthcare Devices and Supplies and Healthcare Services and Systems – which demonstrates Gunderson Dettmer’s continued focus on the industry.

Excellence Recognized Across 2022

Gunderson Dettmer’s performance in PitchBook’s Global League Tables is the latest recognition among several notable industry organizations and publications in 2022, including U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, Chambers Asia and Legal 500. The firm was the winner of the 15th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Top Middle-Market Deals of the Year for its representation of Foresight Sports in its acquisition by Vista Outdoor and The Athletic in its acquisition by The New York Times. LMG Life Sciences also announced Gunderson Dettmer as the Venture Capital Firm of the Year 2022 for its market-leading support for venture-backed and public life sciences companies.

Specific #1 Rankings

Specific PitchBook categories where Gunderson Dettmer earned the top spot were:



Rest of the World - Asia and Latin America

Early stage 

Late stage


Consumer Goods & Services 

Commercial Products & Services 


Great Lakes 

Mid-Atlantic/New York 

New England 



West Coast 

The PitchBook Global League report includes a global standing of institutional investors and service providers based on a variety of criteria, including geography, transaction type, sectors and more. PitchBook is the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, serving more than 90,000 investment professionals and business leaders.

Gunderson Dettmer is the preeminent international law firm with an exclusive focus on the innovation economy. The firm serves market-leading venture capital and growth equity investors and pioneering companies through inception, growth and maturity, as well as groundbreaking public companies that result from the global venture capital ecosystem. The firm’s clear-cut focus and well-honed technical skill enables an accelerated pace and unmatched efficiency, delivering best-in-class value at each phase of a client’s business.