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Gordon Davidson, David Hayes and Laird Simons Named 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers

​Mountain View, CA (January 15, 2013) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that Gordon Davidson, Laird Simons and David Hayes have been named 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers. Notably, only one attorney is named in each practice area and metropolitan area.

In the San Jose area, Davidson, who has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in two previous editions, was selected as the top corporate lawyer in the Silicon Valley through a peer voting process. Also in the Silicon Valley, Simons was selected in the area of Securities/Capital Markets Law. David Hayes was honored for his work on information technology law in San Francisco.

Selection as a “Lawyer of the Year” is based on exceptionally high voting averages received through peer-reviewed assessments from thousands of leading lawyers. Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. According to Best Lawyers, “receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”

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