Mountain View, CA (June 11, 2015) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 has again recognized Fenwick as one of the top law firms in the United States and that the number of Fenwick lawyers receiving top-tier rankings has increased more than 16 percent since 2014.
This year's total of 43 Fenwick attorneys earning recognition in at least one category includes six who are named "Leading Lawyers." The 2015 rankings also list 11 Fenwick practices as among the best in the country.
Observing that Fenwick is "[known] for its eminence in digital media and internet" as well as its "premier technology M&A practice," The Legal 500 notes that the firm "provided advice on some of the largest and most significant M&A transactions of 2014."
In addition, the guide reports that Fenwick "now represents a sizeable number of venture-backed companies that are valued in excess of $1 bn"; "handles global patent strategy and filing as well as post-grant proceedings for some of the most well-known companies in the world"; and "is often called upon for big-ticket/cross-border licensing and technology transactions."
The following are highlights of what clients and peers told The Legal 500 about Fenwick:
- For technology transactions, Fenwick's "industry knowledge is second to none, and the team is able to provide very practical and commercial advice to a number of global tech companies."
- "[Fenwick] fields a corporate and securities team of highly knowledgeable and flexible technology sector specialists."
- Fenwick's San Francisco office "has a lean and mean litigation team focused on getting the right result in shareholder litigation."
- Fenwick's startup and venture capital team is "strong on every level," and partners have "excellent mobile and big data acumen," are "founder friendly'" and are "able to advise management teams regardless of their experience level."
The complete list of Fenwick attorneys and practices recognized by The Legal 500 is as follows:
Capital markets: equity offerings
Patent licensing and transactional
Patent prosecution: utility and design patents
MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMS
MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND BUYOUTS
Doug Cogen (Leading Lawyer)
Venture capital and emerging companies
Gordon Davidson (Leading Lawyer)
Ted Wang (Leading Lawyer)
Domestic tax: West Coast
David Forst (Leading Lawyer)
Jim Fuller (Leading Lawyer)
Jim Fuller (Leading Lawyer)
About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For information about a career at Fenwick visit us at fenwick.com/careers.