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Fenwick Grows New York Startup Practice with Partner Evan Bienstock

New York, NY (April 8, 2019) – Fenwick & West today announced that Evan Bienstock has joined the firm as a corporate partner in its New York office.

“Fenwick is thriving in New York and we are growing to meet strong demand from emerging technology and life sciences companies,” said Richard Dickson, Fenwick chair. “Evan is a key addition to the firm and brings substantial experience as a successful corporate lawyer with deep roots in New York’s startup community.”

Bienstock advises technology companies at all stages of their growth, working closely with entrepreneurs and investors in a range of verticals, including e-commerce, consumer packaged goods, cybersecurity, blockchain and sustainability. He has more than seventeen years of experience advising on venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and complex transactions. Additionally, Bienstock is deeply involved in New York’s startup ecosystem as a mentor, lecturer and collaborator.

“We’re excited to welcome Evan — he’s an incredibly talented startup lawyer and a great cultural fit who will thrive on the Fenwick platform,” New York-based corporate partner Ian Goldstein said. “Evan joins us during a period of substantial growth when we see unlimited potential for investments in lateral talent in New York's robust and maturing startup market.”

Speaking of his move to Fenwick, Bienstock said, “The pedigree and history of the firm is unparalleled, and combined with an absolutely incredible client base, amazing people and clear strategy — it's a very compelling place to be. Bringing my experience as a practicing startup and venture lawyer in New York to Fenwick creates a tremendous amount of opportunity, both for me and for my clients. It's a natural fit.”  

Fenwick opened its New York office in 2016 to better serve the area’s technology, life sciences and investment communities. The office — which recently moved to its new location in the Flatiron district — has grown nearly seven-fold, from eight lawyers on opening day to over fifty lawyers today. The office supports Fenwick clients in practice areas that include startup and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and technology transactions, privacy and data security, patent and trademark, technology and life sciences IP litigation, and employee benefits and executive compensation.

One of the 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 serves the needs of clients around the globe from its six offices, located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, New York and its newest office in Santa Monica.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to leading technology and life sciences companies — at every stage of their lifecycle — and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions in areas ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, please visit fenwick.com.​​​​​