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Fenwick & West Ranks 16th by Bloomberg in U.S. M&A for 2009

January 4, 2010 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce the firm's recent ranking by Bloomberg as the #16 U.S. M&A legal advisor to acquiring and target companies, across all industries, on the 2009 Global Legal Advisory Mergers & Acquisitions Rankings.

In addition, Bloomberg ranked Fenwick as the #18 legal advisor for Nordic M&A.

Among Fenwick's M&A representations of 2009, the firm advised Data Domain, Inc. in its $2.4 billion acquisition by EMC Corporation, as well as Zappos.com, Inc. in its $847 million acquisition by Amazon.com. Fenwick also represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in its $2.9 billion acquisition of Starent Networks, Corp., the second largest VC-backed exit value of 2009.

About Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm is ranked by MergerMarket as one of the top 5 technology M&A practices in the U.S. and by Corporate Board Member as one of the top 5 corporate law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area for publicly traded companies.

Press Contact:

Doug Cogen
Co-Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Group
Partner, Corporate Group
415.875.2409
dcogen@fenwick.com​​​​