Fenwick's Michael Esquivel Honored as One of California's Top 100 Lawyers by Daily Journal

Mountain View, CA (October 4, 2017) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that startup partner Michael Esquivel has been named among the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.

The legal publication’s annual Top 100 list honors lawyers doing cutting-edge legal work.

A partner in Fenwick’s corporate group and co-chair of the firm’s digital health practice, Esquivel provides strategic counseling to both emerging and high-growth companies, handling all aspects of general corporate and corporate securities law. He also represents venture capitalists and investment banks that are fueling innovation, not only in the digital health sector, but also in the internet, social networking, IT and cleantech industries.

“I’m humbled by this recognition,” Esquivel said. “It’s truly an honor to work with such amazing clients, colleagues and friends.”

TheJournal highlighted some of Esquivel’s noteworthy work over the past year, including representing Omada Health, a pioneer in digital health coaching that helps users prevent or better manage chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, in a $50 million financing led by Cigna. The publication also pointed to his work on several financings for Tile, the “smart location” company whose Bluetooth devices help consumers find their keys and other possessions.

Esquivel is also often called on to help lead deal teams for major M&A transactions. This past year, he helped steer the firm's corporate team in its representation of AppLovin, a mobile app startup in the advertising tech space, in its $1.4 billion sale to Orient Hontai Capital.

In addition to leaders in digital health like Omada and other hot startups like Tile and AppLovin, Esquivel’s client list includes leading companies and venture capital firms such as Andreessen Horowitz, Augmedix, Boxed, DFJ, Everlane, Facebook, Green Chef, GoPro, Propeller Health, Rock Health, Sageview Capital, Science Exchange and Sequoia Capital.

The Journal notes Esquivel’s passion for working with cutting-edge companies that are changing industries and improving lives. He seeks to anticipate his clients’ unique business and legal needs not just for today or tomorrow, but over a company’s entire lifecycle.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking 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 on issues 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. For more information, please visit fenwick.com​.​


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