Fenwick Welcomes Back Corporate Partner Kristine Di Bacco to Top-Ranked Startup & VC Practice

Fenwick announced today that Kristine Di Bacco has rejoined the firm as a corporate partner in its Mountain View office.

Di Bacco further bolsters the firm’s top-ranked startup and venture capital practice, bringing a geographically diverse practice that spans Silicon Valley, New York and Canada. She is a strategic advisor to emerging and high-growth companies primarily in the consumer and enterprise tech, fintech, digital health, social networking and software industries.

“Kristine was with our firm for more than a decade and helped launch our New York office in 2016, establishing our brand there and expanding our startup and venture capital networks,” said Richard Dickson, Fenwick chair. “Her experience in developing practices and advising clients in multiple markets is a tremendous asset for our firm. She’s a wonderful leader, mentor and colleague, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her back.”

Fenwick corporate practice chair Alan Smith noted, “This has been a remarkably busy year for Fenwick and our corporate team. We are in growth mode and investing to serve the needs of our technology and life sciences clients. Kristine brings fantastic connections and market awareness for startup and venture capital communities. Her return is a win for our business and for our firm community.”

“Fenwick’s market position in the startup and venture ecosystem is second to none,” Di Bacco said. “This is a happy homecoming for me, and I’m excited to use my connections and experiences to amplify the work we can do with our startup clients and investor networks.”

Di Bacco advises clients on all aspects of general corporate and securities law—from formation and corporate governance responsibilities to equity incentives and employment issues to IP and commercial transactions. She also represents and advises leading incubators, angel investors, venture capitalists and strategic investors as they support and invest in companies across all stages of growth. Di Bacco dedicates significant time to supporting female founders, entrepreneurs and investors.

Fenwick is one of the top U.S. law firms for technology startups — representing more than 3,000 startup and emerging growth companies and more than 35 of the most valuable venture-backed technology companies as primary corporate counsel.

The firm has been described in Chambers USA by clients as “the best in the business for a fast-moving startup” and again received the highest possible recognition with a Band One ranking nationwide for its work with startups and emerging companies.

Fenwick services the needs of global technology and life sciences clients from its six offices, located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, New York and Santa Monica.

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Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to leading technology and life sciences companies — at every stage of their lifecycle — and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions in areas ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, 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, and today serves clients from locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, New York and Santa Monica. For more information, please visit fenwick.com.