Chambers Global 2024 Guide Recognizes Fenwick Practices and Lawyers

Firm Continues Market-Leading Presence for Crypto, Blockchain, and Other Financings with Top Rankings in Chambers' Fintech Guide

Fenwick’s renown among globally ranked firms is growing, with several practices and lawyers earning new rankings in the 2024 edition of the prestigious Chambers Global guide.

The firm notched recognitions for seven practice areas and 15 individual lawyers—Fenwick’s largest showing yet in the guide, which is curated by Chambers & Partners, an independent and research-based publisher of client and leading practitioner surveys.

Fenwick’s innovative capital markets practice earned two new designations—for Convertible Debt and Equity: Issuer Counsel—and two more capital markets partners achieved rankings this year, for a total of six.

“Fenwick's team boasts a strong bench of significant market players” and “considerable strength in handling matters involving cross-border elements,” Chambers said of the capital markets practice, with clients praising the team's “great judgment,” “excellent work,” and “ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters.”

In another outstanding recognition, partner Stuart P. Meyer was named to the Global Market Leaders spotlight for Artificial Intelligence—just one of only 12 lawyers included this year.

This year, the firm continued a strong legacy of rankings for Corporate/M&A: International Firms in Israel, with Chambers noting Fenwick is “held in high regard for the depth of its technology and life sciences expertise,” as well as its “sophisticated practice advising tech startups, providing ongoing counsel and assisting with financing rounds, tax issues and licenses.”

Additionally, Fenwick is the only Silicon Valley-based firm in Chambers Global to rank in Tax: Corporate & Finance – USA category, the 16th consecutive year the firm has been honored in this practice area. The firm also secured rankings for Intellectual Property: Patent, Privacy & Data Security: Highly Regarded, and Technology Sector (International & Cross-Border) work.

Practice Recognitions:


  • Corporate/M&A: International


  • Capital Markets: Convertible Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Counsel
  • Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Privacy & Data Security: Highly Regarded
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance
  • Technology Sector (International & Cross-Border)

Lawyer Recognitions:

  • Ran Ben-Tzur — Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States
  • Andrew Bridges — Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Douglas Cogen — Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
  • Gordon Davidson — Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States; Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
  • Melissa Duffy — International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • Julia Forbess — Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States
  • David Forst — Tax: International Tax
  • Robert Freedman — Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States
  • James Fuller — Tax: International Tax
  • David Hayes — Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Stuart Meyer — Global Market Leaders, Artificial Intelligence
  • David Michaels — Capital Markets: Convertible Debt
  • Tyler Newby — Privacy & Data Security
  • Amanda Rose — Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States
  • Robert Slack — International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Fenwick’s full global rankings are available here.

In addition, the firm was once again recognized in Chambers’ FinTech Guide, which highlights highly active and innovative law firms in the financial technology sector. The 2024 edition newly ranked Fenwick in the Crypto-Asset Disputes category, and once again recognized the firm in the FinTech Legal, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, and Corporate, Securities & Financing categories, with one client praising Fenwick as “an extremely creative and ingenious firm who look for novel ways to solve new problems.” The firm’s fintech rankings are available here.

About Fenwick

Fenwick is a leading law firm, purpose-built to guide visionary tech and life sciences companies and their investors through every stage of growth, from startups securing their first round of funding to leading publicly-traded global enterprises. As one of Silicon Valley’s original legal practices, today we have over 500 lawyers, patent agents, engineers and scientists serving clients from seven offices located in innovation hubs across the United States and China. Named 2023 Life Sciences Practice Group of the Year by Law360, we are consistently ranked a Chambers first-tier firm for delivering the deep experience and technical skill that help innovators at the forefront of their industries shatter boundaries and redefine what’s possible. Visit to learn more.