Mountain View, CA (October 15, 2019) – Fenwick & West today announced that Joshua Geffon has joined the firm as a corporate partner in its Santa Monica office.
“Growing our new Santa Monica office and building on our strong presence in the startup and venture capital ecosystem of the greater Los Angeles region are strategic priorities,” Fenwick corporate practice chair Alan Smith said. “Demand for our services from emerging technology and life sciences companies continues to grow. Josh is a successful startup lawyer who will strengthen our startup practice in Santa Monica and integrate well with our overall corporate practice.”
“We are excited that Josh is joining Fenwick,” said corporate partner Michael Brown. “Josh has spent his entire career in Southern California working with startup companies, and he is a great fit for our firm and our growing client base.”
“The reception for our expanded legal services from clients and the tech ecosystem in the greater Los Angeles region has been incredible,” Brown added. “We now serve over 200 companies in the region, along with many venture capital firms. We have also brought on significant legal talent, and continue to recruit and grow to meet the demands of our clients.”
Geffon counsels entrepreneurs, executives and in-house legal teams and works with innovative companies throughout their lifecycles, along with venture capital investors, private equity funds and investment banks. He advises emerging growth companies, conducts mergers and acquisitions, and provides counsel and advice to boards of directors and senior management on corporate governance issues.
He represents companies in a wide range of industries, including software, e-commerce and internet, life sciences, biotechnology, retail, consumer products, manufacturing, and healthcare information and management.
He co-chairs the American Bar Association’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, and also speaks regularly about entrepreneurship and startup companies at universities throughout the region, including USC, UCLA and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Geffon said, “Fenwick is the premier tech law firm and its platform is unmatched. I’m looking to grow my practice by offering clients a level of depth and breadth only available at Fenwick. I’m excited to join the new Santa Monica office and help the firm continue its amazing growth in the region.”
Fenwick’s Santa Monica office has grown steadily since opening in early 2019 — adding corporate partner Sarah Chambless and intellectual property partner Andrew Klungness in addition to Geffon, as well as five new associates — and now boasts more than 20 professionals.
One of the world’s 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 services the needs of technology and life sciences clients around the globe from its six offices, located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, New York and most recently Santa Monica.
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