Fenwick Welcomes Prominent Technology and Life Sciences Deal Lawyer Ethan Skerry in New York

Mountain View, CA (January 5, 2017)– Fenwick & West, a leading technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Ethan Skerry has joined the firm as a corporate partner in its New York office.

Skerry focuses on M&A, private equity, joint venture and other complex transactions for technology, life sciences and media companies, as well as private equity sponsors and venture investors.

“Ethan is known to clients for his creativity and strategic guidance, and clients value his thoughtful, practical advice,” said firmwide chair Richard Dickson. “His industry focus on advising emerging growth companies, private equity sponsors and investment funds, as well as established leaders in the technology and life sciences industries, makes him a great fit.”

"Ethan’s nearly two decades of experience, technical sophistication, deal sensibility and focus on client service will be tremendous assets to our technology and life sciences clients,” said Alan Smith, chair of Fenwick’s corporate group.

“Fenwick is a premier technology and life sciences firm, with leading intellectual property, tax and corporate transactional practices that will be valuable resources to the clients I represent. Fenwick was firmly established as a market leader for technology and life sciences work in New York before it launched its office there last year, and its extensive M&A, private equity and capital markets deal experience position Fenwick to expand its market leading position,” Skerry said. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join Fenwick and help grow its New York office and practice.”

Skerry joins Fenwick’s New York office, which opened in mid-2016, to address growing client demand from the area’s technology, life sciences and investment communities. Fellow lateral partner Ian Goldstein also recently joined Fenwick’s growing east coast presence.

Honored by Chambers USA as a top Corporate/M&A lawyer, Skerry received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College. Skerry is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Both Fenwick’s M&A and life sciences practice have been globally honored for their innovation and excellence. Chambers and Partners recognizes Fenwick with the highest ranking nationally for startups & emerging companies and the firm receives additional top recognitions for M&A, venture capital and capital markets. Fenwick was named Technology Law Firm of the Year by M&A Atlas and Law360, and one of the top 10 corporate law firms in life sciences by Lake Whillans.

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