Mountain View, CA (February 27, 2013) – Fenwick & West is excited to announce that partner Jeffrey Vetter has been named an Attorney of the Year by The Recorder. According to the publication, researchers considered nearly 200 individuals before choosing a select few California-based attorneys who “who did battle in courtrooms [and deal rooms] in high-stakes, high-stress matters, making new law [setting new precedents] and going up against formidable opponents.”
Vetter is co-chair of the firm’s Securities & Corporate Finance Practice Group. He along with Fenwick chairman Gordon Davidson, led Facebook, Inc.’s $18.4 billion initial public offering (IPO), announced Feb. 1, 2012 and closed May 18, 2012. Facebook’s offering was the largest IPO in 2012, the largest technology IPO of all time and the second largest IPO in U.S. history. In addition to Facebook’s monumental initial offering, Vetter also took a leading role in several other significant deals this past year including the highly-successful $732.5 million Workday IPO and the $92 million Proofpoint IPO.
The Daily Journal recognized both the Facebook and Workday IPOs as top deals of 2012.