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Fenwick & West Ranks Among Top 10 M&A Legal Advisors in the U.S. for First Three Quarters of 2010

October 21, 2010 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce the firm's recent rankings by multiple ranking organizations as one of the top 10 M&A Legal Advisors in the U.S. and as one of the top 20 Global M&A Legal Advisors for the first three quarters of 2010:

GLOBAL

  • Ranked by Bloomberg as #19 M&A Legal Advisor worldwide
  • Ranked by Thomson Reuters as #20 M&A Legal Advisor worldwide, based on deals valued up to $500 million

NATIONAL

  • Ranked by Bloomberg as #6 M&A Legal Advisor in the U.S.
  • Ranked by Thomson Reuters as #6 M&A Legal Advisor in the U.S.

Among the M&A deals that Fenwick & West advised during the first half of 2010 were: ArcSight's $1.5B acquisition by Hewlett-Packard; ZymoGenetics, Inc.'s $885M acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Asthmatx's $443.5M acquisition by Boston Scientific; SMobile Systems, Inc.'s acquisition by Juniper Networks and Six Apart's acquisition by VideoEgg.


About Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. In recent years, the firm has completed more than $200 billion worth of M&A transactions, including significant acquisition programs for leading serial acquirers.

Press Contact:

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