Fenwick Receives Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2022

Fenwick has been ranked among the nation’s leading firms by Chambers and Partners in Chambers USA. The 2022 guide singled out 40 Fenwick lawyers and 23 of the firm’s practice areas for their excellence.

The firm was honored across eight practice areas nationwide and once again received the highest possible recognition for its startups and emerging companies work, with a Band One ranking nationwide. “The Fenwick team is phenomenal,” one client told Chambers. “The team has the right demeanor and rapport between being tough and collaborative which checks all our boxes.”

Fenwick also received a Highly Regarded, Band One ranking nationwide for its work on privacy and data security matters and ranked among the leading firms nationally for corporate/M&A (Highly Regarded), intellectual property, life sciences, tax controversy, corporate and finance tax and technology work.

In California, Fenwick was recognized in 11 practice areas and received Band One rankings for patent prosecution, tax (Northern California region), technology transactions and venture capital. Additionally, the firm was honored for its corporate/M&A and patent work in New York and received high marks in the Washington and Vermont regions for corporate/M&A and intellectual property, respectively.

Ranked Practices, Lawyers

The full list of Fenwick practices and lawyers recognized in the 2022 Chambers USA guide is as follows: 

Practice Categories

  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity 
  • Corporate/M&A 
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Patent
  • Patent Litigation 
  • Patent Prosecution 
  • Privacy & Data Security 
  • Securities Litigation 
  • Startups & Emerging Companies 
  • Tax 
  • Tax: Controversy 
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance 
  • Technology 
  • Technology Transactions 
  • Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets 
  • Venture Capital 


  • Sally Abel – Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets 
  • Samuel Angus – Venture Capital 
  • Andrew Bridges – Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets 
  • William Bromfield – Corporate/M&A 
  • Douglas Cogen – Corporate/M&A 
  • Gordon Davidson – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; Corporate/M&A; Venture Capital; Startups & Emerging Companies 
  • Melissa Duffy – International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions 
  • Thomas Ensign – Antitrust 
  • Michael Esquivel – Startups & Emerging Companies; Venture Capital 
  • James Evans – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity 
  • David Forst – Tax 
  • Robert Freedman – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity 
  • James Fuller – Tax; Tax: Controversy 
  • Elizabeth Gartland – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 
  • Stephen Graham – Corporate/M&A 
  • David Hadden – Patent Litigation 
  • Adam Halpern – Tax 
  • David Hayes – Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets; Technology Transactions; Technology 
  • Cynthia Hess – Startups & Emerging Companies; Venture Capital 
  • Catherine Kevane – Securities Litigation
  • Dean Kristy – Securities Litigation
  • Bomi Lee – Corporate/M&A 
  • Steven Levine – Venture Capital 
  • Kevin McGann – Patent 
  • Stuart Meyer – Intellectual Property 
  • David Michaels – Capital Markets: Convertible Debt 
  • Larissa Neumann – Tax 
  • Tyler Newby – Privacy & Data Security 
  • Ralph Pais – Technology Transactions 
  • Rajiv Patel – Patent Prosecution
  • Rufus Pichler – Technology Transactions 
  • Amanda Rose – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity 
  • Antonia Sequeira – Patent Prosecution 
  • Ethan Skerry – Corporate/M&A 
  • Alan Smith – Corporate/M&A 
  • Christopher Steskal – White Collar Crime & Government Investigations 
  • Mark Stevens – Startups & Emerging Companies; Venture Capital 
  • David Tellekson – Intellectual Property 
  • James Trainor – Patent 
  • Karen Webb – Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets: Transactional 

Chambers USA bases their annual selection process on interviews with in-house legal departments and with industry leaders around the world. The rankings are based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, commitment, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and other qualities valued by clients. Additional information is available on Chambers USA.