Fenwick Represents Big Switch Networks in Acquisition by Arista Networks

Fenwick & West represented Big Switch Networks, a network monitoring and SDN (Software Defined Networking) pioneer, in its acquisition by Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET), a leader in cloud networking.

The acquisition of Big Switch will further strengthen Arista’s network monitoring and observability suite. More information about the acquisition can be obtained from the company’s announcement.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate partners Mark Stevens and Kris Withrow and associates Patrick Grilli, Sean Ahn, Nikhil Sharma, Samuel Fleuter, Han Ko and Jamal Johnson, and law clerk Elijah Porter; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Marshall Mort and associate Jonathan Stephenson; employment practices counsel Anna Suh; technology transactions partner Ralph Pais and associates Joseph Schenck, Anna Mathai, Brandon Cheung and Troy Sanders; and tax partner William Skinner and associate Sean McElroy.