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Fenwick & West Adds Prominent Corporate Partner Jeffrey Bloom to Lead Investment Fund Formation Practice

May 3, 2010 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP, a leading technology and life sciences law firm with offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle, is pleased to announce today that leading corporate attorney, Jeffrey M. Bloom, has joined the firm as partner, and will lead the Fenwick & West Investment Fund Formation Practice in its Mountain View office.

Fenwick's Chairman Gordon K. Davidson stated "Jeff is the perfect choice to lead our Investment Fund Formation Practice. He has extraordinary business judgment as well as strong legal skills and a deep grounding in fund structuring and tax considerations. In addition, his ten years of experience as general counsel and a senior executive of a substantial international fund-of-funds investment firm gives him unusual visibility into the current trends in venture capital and private equity fund formation, fund raising and investing. We have worked closely with Jeff over the last year and a half and are very impressed by his combination of rare talents."

Mr. Bloom stated, "Fenwick & West is the right fit for me. Its leading start-up practice and strong relationships with venture capital and private equity funds make it the ideal platform on which to build an investment fund formation practice. I am particularly attracted by the collaborative culture of the firm and its vision for the future of the practice of law."

Mr. Bloom brings to Fenwick & West his expertise and experience in all areas of private equity and venture capital, representing fund sponsors, institutional investors, private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, and high net worth individuals.

Mr. Bloom joins Fenwick & West from Capital Dynamics, an asset management firm focused on private equity, with headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, where he served as a Senior Advisor. In 2009, Capital Dynamics acquired Silicon Valley-based HRJ Capital (formerly known as Champion Ventures), an independent fund-of-funds investment firm with approximately $2.1 billion of assets under management, where Mr. Bloom served as the company's Managing Director, Chief Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for eight years.

Prior to joining HRJ Capital, Mr. Bloom served as Chief Financial Officer for Storm Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on the communications and information technology sector. Prior to Storm Ventures, Mr. Bloom was a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, specializing in the formation and operation of venture capital funds and other private investment vehicles.

Mr. Bloom began his legal career as a tax attorney in New York at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he specialized in formation and operation of private equity investment funds, including hedge, leverage buy-out and real estate investment funds.

Mr. Bloom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988, and a joint J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation degree from the New York University School of Law in 1992.

Mr. Bloom is a member of the State Bars of California and New York.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms providing comprehensive legal services to clean tech, life sciences and other technology clients in Seattle, San Francisco and Silicon Valley; particularly in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust, securities, venture capital and other corporate finance, corporate governance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, intellectual property, taxation and employment and labor law. More information can be found on

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Gordon K. Davidson
Firm Chairman; Partner, Corporate Group

Kathryn J. Fritz
Managing Partner; Partner, Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups