Fenwick Honored Among Top Firms in The Legal 500 2022 U.S. Guide

Fenwick has again been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the leading law firms in the United States, with 20 Fenwick practices ranked among the nation’s best.

This year, 79 Fenwick lawyers were featured in at least one category, including eight recognized as Leading Lawyers, two as Next Generation Partners and one as a Rising Star. The guide also honored five partners in its Hall of Fame: corporate partners Doug Cogen, Gordon Davidson and Cynthia Hess and tax partners David Forst and James Fuller.

Fenwick received the highest possible recognition from The Legal 500 for middle-market mergers and acquisitions ($500 million to $999 million), technology transactions, patent licensing, patent prosecution and venture capital and emerging companies work.

The complete list of Fenwick lawyers and practices recognized by The Le​gal 500 is as follows:


Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense

  • Michael Dicke
  • Catherine Kevane
  • Felix Lee
  • Christopher Steskal

Securities Litigation: Defense

  • Jennifer Bretan
  • Felix Lee
  • Catherine Kevane
  • Dean Kristy


Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

  • Ran Ben-Tzur
  • Michael Brown
  • Per Chilstrom
  • Gordon Davidson
  • James Evans
  • Robert Freedman
  • Michael Pilo
  • Amanda Rose
  • Aman Singh
  • Alan Smith
  • Effie Toshav


Life Sciences

  • Robert Freedman
  • Melanie Mayer
  • Stefano Quintini
  • Amanda Rose
  • Matthew Rossiter



  • Andrew Bridges
  • David Hayes
  • Laurence Pulgram
  • Jennifer Stanley

Patents: Licensing

  • Michael Farn
  • Stephen Gillespie
  • Jake Handy (Leading Lawyer)
  • David Hayes (Leading Lawyer)
  • Jonathan Millard
  • Rufus Pichler
  • Jennifer Stanley

Patents: Litigation (full coverage)

  • Robert Counihan
  • David Hadden
  • Bryan Kohm
  • Kevin McGann
  • Jeffrey Oelke
  • Ravi Ranganath
  • Michael Sacksteder
  • Saina Shamilov
  • David Tellekson
  • James Trainor

Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

  • Daniel Becker (Leading Lawyer)
  • Daniel Brownstone
  • Michael Farn
  • Robert Hulse
  • Carl Morales
  • Rajiv Patel
  • Rufus Pichler
  • Antonia Sequeira
  • Jae Won Song

Trademarks: Litigation

  • Eric Ball
  • Jedediah Wakefield

Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

  • Connie Ellerbach
  • Mark Jansen
  • Karen Webb

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation & Retirement Plans: Transactional

  • Gerald Audant
  • Matthew Cantor
  • Nancy Chen
  • Shawn Lampron
  • Scott Spector

M&A: Middle Market ($500M-999M)

  • Doug Cogen (Hall of Fame)
  • Stephen Fisher (Next Generation Partner)
  • Bomi Lee
  • David Michaels
  • Ken Myers (Next Generation Partner)
  • Ethan Skerry
  • Ryan Slunaker
  • Alan Smith
  • Kris Withrow (Leading Lawyer)

Venture Capital & Emerging Companies

  • Will Black (Rising Star)
  • Gordon Davidson (Hall of Fame)
  • Michael Esquivel (Leading Lawyer)
  • Cynthia Hess (Hall of Fame)
  • Mark Leahy (Leading Lawyer)
  • Steven Levine
  • Shajee Rizvi

Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection)

  • Tyler Newby


  • Andrew Albertson
  • Michael Dicke
  • Stephen Gillespie
  • Andrew Klungness
  • Ryan Straus

Technology Transactions

  • Stephen Gillespie
  • Jake Handy (Leading Lawyer)
  • David Hayes
  • Vejay Lalla
  • Jonathan Millard
  • Ralph Pais (Leading Lawyer)
  • Rufus Pichler
  • Jennifer Stanley

International Tax

  • James Fuller (Hall of Fame)
  • Larissa Neumann (Leading Lawyer)

U.S. Taxes: Contentious

U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious

  • David Forst (Hall of Fame)
  • James Fuller (Hall of Fame)


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