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Fenwick Adds Corporate Partner Einat Meisel to Thriving Startup Practice

Key Addition Expands Fenwick’s Israel Practice

Mountain View, CA (October 15, 2019) – Fenwick & West today announced that Einat Meisel has joined the firm as a corporate partner in its Mountain View office.

“The technology sector remains robust, and we’re seeing strong demand for our services,” Fenwick corporate practice chair Alan Smith said. “The firm is expanding the reach of our startup and venture capital ecosystem, and Einat is a key addition who adds depth to and will thrive on our platform.”

“We’re very excited to welcome Einat, whose deep roots in the Israeli technology community will bolster our practice,” said Fenwick startup and venture capital practice co-chair Cindy Hess. “Einat’s experience working with startup and venture capital clients will benefit our clients broadly, and her strength providing strategic counsel for business ventures involving Israel is exceptional.”

Meisel is a leader in cross-border corporate and transactional matters, particularly involving Israel, advising U.S. and international clients on their investments and operations in the country, as well as Israel-based clients on their cross-border growth, financing and transactions. Her clients range from seed-stage to emerging growth as well as mature global companies in diverse technology sectors, including security, mobile, gaming, cloud, software, media and life sciences.

Meisel, based in Silicon Valley, led the Israel practice at another large law firm and is a member of both the California and Israel bars. Earlier in her career, she spent 15 years practicing with a top-tier Israeli law firm in Tel Aviv, serving as a member of that firm’s Executive Committee and head of its cross-border practice.

“I’m thrilled to join Fenwick’s leading startup and VC practice. The firm provides the ideal platform to expand my startup and emerging companies practice and address the Israeli tech space. Fenwick has a top-tier brand and a targeted focus on technology and life sciences. It’s a wonderful fit,” Meisel said.

Fenwick is one of the top U.S. law firms for technology startups - representing more than 2,000 startup and emerging growth companies - and is primary legal counsel to 27 unicorn companies with valuations over $1B.

One of the world’s top law firms focused on technology and life sciences, Fenwick was recognized among North America’s most innovative law firms by the Financial Times. The firm services the needs of technology and life sciences clients around the globe from its six offices, located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, New York and Santa Monica.

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