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Fenwick & West Represents Cisco Systems in Acquisition of IronPort Systems

January 04, 2007

Fenwick & West LLP represented its client Cisco Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of San Bruno, CA-based IronPort Systems, Inc. IronPort is a leading provider of Internet gateway security, focusing on enterprise spam and spyware protection. Cisco will pay approximately $830 million in cash and stock for IronPort in the transaction.

The transaction is subject to closing conditions, and is expected to close in the third quarter of Cisco's fiscal year 2007. 

The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys Doug Cogen, Andrew Luh, Gerald Audant, Matthew Forkner, Robert Ricca, Aaron Hou and Shulamite Shen White; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Scott Spector, Blake Martell, Tahir Naim and Liza Morgan; technology transactions attorneys Stephen Gillespie, Greg Sato, Christopher Joslyn, Jennifer Stanley, Chad Woodford, Tracy Randall, Darren Hutchins and Christa Gaines; patent attorneys Michael Farn and Daniel Brownstone; copyright attorney Mitchell Zimmerman; trademark attorney Karen Marie Kitterman; antitrust attorney Mark Ostrau; and tax attorneys Ron Schrotenboer and Victor Ng.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm is ranked by MergerMarket as one of the top 5 technology M&A practices in the U.S. and by Corporate Board Member as one of the top 5 corporate law firms in northern California for publicly traded companies.

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