The Legal 500 Honors Fenwick Among Top Firms in United States

Fenwick has again been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the leading law firms in the United States, with 17 Fenwick practices ranked as among the nation’s best.

This year, 71 Fenwick lawyers were featured in at least one category, including six named Leading Lawyers and three named Next Generation Partners. The guide also honored four Fenwick partners in its Hall of Fame: corporate partners Douglas Cogen and Gordon Davidson and tax partners David Forst and James Fuller. The Hall of Fame list “highlights individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.”

Fenwick received the highest possible recognition from The Legal 500 for its work with venture capital and emerging companies, technology transactions, patent licensing and patent prosecution. In addition, The Legal 500 honored 38 Fenwick lawyers and practice groups with new recognitions this year.

The complete list of Fenwick lawyers and practices recognized by The Le​gal 500 is as follows:

Securities Litigation: Defense
Jennifer Bretan
Dean Kristy
Kevin Muck
Susan Muck

Capital Markets: Equity
Gordon Davidson
James Evans
Robert Freedman
Amanda Rose
Alan Smith
Effie Toshav

Andrew Bridges
David Hayes
Laurence Pulgram
Jennifer Stanley

Patents: Licensing
Michael Farn
Stephen Gillespie
Jake Handy (Leading Lawyer)
David Hayes (Leading Lawyer)
Andrew Klungness
Vejay Lalla
Jonathan Millard
Ralph Pais
Stefano Quintini

Patents: Litigation (full coverage)
Adam Gahtan
David Hadden
Bryan Kohm
Ryan Johnson
Melanie Mayer
Kevin McGann
Jeffrey Oelke
Michael Sacksteder
Saina Shamilov
David Tellekson
James Trainor

Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
David Ahn
Daniel Becker
Michael Farn
Robert Hulse
Stuart Meyer
Rajiv Patel
Michael Sacksteder
Antonia Sequeira
Jae Won Song

Trademarks: Litigation
Eric Ball
Jedediah Wakefield

Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Sally Abel
Connie Ellerbach
Karen Webb

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation & Retirement Plans: Transactions
Matthew Cantor
Shawn Lampron
Scott Spector

M&A: Middle Market ($500M-999M)
Doug Cogen (Hall of Fame)
Gordon Davidson (Leading Lawyer)
Stephen Fisher (Next Generation Partner)
Bomi Lee
Ken Myers (Next Generation Partner)
Ryan Slunaker
Kris Withrow (Leading Lawyer)

Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
Samuel Angus
Michael Brown
Michael Esquivel
Gordon Davidson (Hall of Fame)
Cynthia Hess (Leading Lawyer)
Mark Leahy
Steven Levine
Mark Stevens

Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection)
Jim Koenig
Tyler Newby

Andrew Albertson
Michael Brown
Jim Koenig
Tyler Newby
Alan Smith

Technology Transactions
Jake Handy (Leading Lawyer)
Vejay Lalla
Jonathan Millard
Ralph Pais (Leading Lawyer)​
Stefano Quintini

International Tax
David Forst
James Fuller (Hall of Fame)
Adam Halpern
Idan Netser
Larissa Neumann (Next Generation Partner)
William Skinner

US Taxes: Contentious
Kenneth Clark
David Forst
James Fuller
Adam Halpern
Larissa Neumann (Next Generation Partner)

US Taxes: Non-Contentious
David Forst (Hall of Fame)
James Fuller (Hall of Fame)
Adam Halpern
Larissa Neumann