For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

Mountain View Office
Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

San Francisco Office
555 California Street
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San Francisco, CA 94104

Seattle Office
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Seattle, WA 98101

New York Office
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Shanghai Office
Unit 908, 9/F, Kerry Parkside Office
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R. Gregory Roussel

Partner, Corporate  

Mountain View 650.335.7156


Greg Roussel concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions involving technology companies. He has extensive experience with clients in the social networking, software, electronic game, and mobile application sectors. Greg also counsels companies on corporate governance matters and takeover defenses.

Representative Transactions:

  • Over 50 acquisitions for Facebook
  • Multiple acquisitions for Dropbox, Airbnb, Workday and ServiceNow
  • VeriSign's merger with Network Solutions
  • Supercell’s investments from Tencent, SoftBank and GungHo
  • Macromedia's merger with Adobe Systems
  • The acquisitions of NaturalMotion, Newtoy, Area/Code and Astro Ape by Zynga
  • ScaleIO and Data Domain’s mergers with EMC
  • ByteMobile’s acquisition by Citrix Systems
  • Tellme Networks's acquisition by Microsoft
  • Lexar Media's merger with Micron Technology
  • VeriSign's Jamba! joint venture with News Corp./Fox Entertainment Group
  • VeriSign's sale of its registrar business to Pivotal Private Equity
  • VeriSign's sale of its payment processing business to EBay
  • The acquisitions of True[X] Media and Photobucket by Fox Interactive Media
  • The acquisitions of Clicker Media and Dotspotter by CBS Interactive
  • BioWare Corp.'s acquisition by VG Holdings (an Elevation Partners entity)
  • Electronic Arts's acquisition of Rupture and other acquisitions and strategic investments
  • Ngmoco's acquisition by DeNA
  • Elevation Partners’ investment in Yelp!
  • Capcom's acquisitions of Cosmic Infinity and Blue Castle Games

Greg was a lead partner in representing Supercell Oy in its majority stake acquisition by Tencent, which was honored in 2016 as one of the China Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year. Greg led the Fenwick team in representing Facebook in two notable acquisitions: (1) the acquisition of Oculus VR, which was named the M&A Advisor’s M&A Deal of the Year in 2014, and (2) the acquisition of Instagram, which was honored in 2013 as the “Global M&A Deal of the Year” by Global M&A Network. In 2012 and 2014, Greg was named ‘Top 20 Under 40’ list by the Daily Journal for his outstanding transactional work and track record in recent years, including his role of lead counsel for Facebook. Also in 2012 and 2014, the Daily Journal recognized Greg in the list of ‘Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California’ for his involvement in transactions that had a broad legal or industrial impact.