Fenwick Honored Among Top Firms in U.S. in 2021 Edition of The Legal 500

Fenwick has again been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the leading law firms in the United States, with 18 Fenwick practices ranked as among the nation’s best.

This year, 64 Fenwick lawyers were featured in at least one category, including six named Leading Lawyers and two named Next Generation Partners. The guide also honored five Fenwick 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 its work with venture capital and emerging companies, middle-market mergers and acquisitions ($500 million to $999 million), technology transactions, patent licensing and patent prosecution.

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

Securities Litigation: Defense
Dean Kristy
Felix Lee

Capital Markets: Equity Offerings
Ran Ben-Tzur
Gordon Davidson
James Evans
Robert Freedman
Amanda Rose
Alan Smith
Effie Toshav

Life Sciences
Robert Counihan
Robert Freedman
Jake Handy
Melanie Mayer
Jeffrey Oelke
Stefano Quintini
Matthew Rossiter
Effie Toshav
James Trainor

Andrew Bridges
David Hayes
Laurence Pulgram
Jennifer Stanley

Patents: Licensing
Michael Farn
Stephen Gillespie
Jake Handy (Leading Lawyer)
David Hayes (Leading Lawyer)
Jonathan Millard
Ralph Pais
Stefano Quintini
Jennifer Stanley

Patents: Litigation (full coverage)
Robert Counihan
David Hadden
Bryan Kohm
Kevin McGann
Laura Moran
Jeffrey Oelke
Michael Sacksteder
Saina Shamilov
David Tellekson
James Trainor

Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Michael Farn
Robert Hulse
Rajiv Patel
Antonia Sequeira
Jae Won Song

Trademarks: Litigation
Eric Ball
Jedediah Wakefield

Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Sally Abel
Connie Ellerbach
Karen Webb

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation & Retirement Plans: Transactional
Gerald Audant
Matthew Cantor
Shawn Lampron
Scott Spector

M&A: Middle Market ($500M-999M)
Doug Cogen (Hall of Fame)
Stephen Fisher (Next Generation Partner)
Ken Myers (Next Generation Partner)
Kris Withrow (Leading Lawyer)

Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
Samuel Angus
Michael Brown
Michael Esquivel (Leading Lawyer)
Gordon Davidson (Hall of Fame)
Cynthia Hess (Hall of Fame)
Mark Leahy
Mark Stevens

Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection)
Jim Koenig
Tyler Newby

Andrew Albertson
Michael Brown
Michael Dicke
Andrew Klungness
Can Sun

Technology Transactions
Jake Handy (Leading Lawyer)
Jonathan Millard
Ralph Pais (Leading Lawyer)​
Stefano Quintini
Jennifer Stanley

International Tax
James Fuller (Hall of Fame)
Larissa Neumann (Leading Lawyer)

U.S. Taxes: Contentious
James Fuller
Adam Halpern
Larissa Neumann

U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious
David Forst (Hall of Fame)
James Fuller (Hall of Fame)