Mountain View, CA (February 4, 2014) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that Litigation Chair Rodger Cole has been nominated by corporate counsel as among “an elite group of standout attorneys” recognized as “the absolute best at delivering client service” on BTI Client Service All-Stars 2014. Cole, who represents high technology companies in intellectual property and commercial litigation, is among only 21 intellectual property lawyers nationwide to be nominated by corporate counsel to receive this recognition, according to Law360.
“Technology companies make decisions quickly. To give good advice, a lawyer needs to understand the business goals and the risk tolerance of the client,” Cole told Law360. “I learn my client’s business before problems arise to identify and respond to issues promptly.”
The guide recognizes 330 “innovating attorneys” who “are leveraging market changes to stand out with corporate counsel and deliver superior client service.” Nominated attorneys are recognized for their excellence along six factors BTI Consulting identifies as driving exceptional client service: client focus, innovative thought leadership, exceptional understanding of the client’s business, legal skills and ability to deliver outstanding results. This year, more than 300 corporate counsel at large and Fortune 1000 companies provided unprompted feedback to BTI Consulting for the survey.
Chair of Fenwick’s Litigation Group, Cole’s high technology clients include Intuit, CBS Interactive, Hewlett-Packard and Sega of America. In 2013, three appellate courts affirmed victories his teams achieved in the trial courts, including a dismissal of a privacy consumer class action against CBS Interactive, a copyright infringement dismissal for clients Sega of America and Electronic Arts, and a defamation dismissal asserted by former NBA Star Scottie Pippen against client Mint Software.
“I am humbled that the clients I represent would nominate me for this award," Cole said of the recognition. "This is a team award and a tribute to the incredible teamwork of everyone at Fenwick & West.”
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