November 17, 2003 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP announced today that Rob Kahn had been appointed its new Business Development Manager, effective immediately. Kahn, 34, an attorney and a noted voice in the legal marketing industry, has left Media Construct, the award-winning creative agency he founded, to join the Fenwick & West marketing team.
Prior to his work in marketing, Kahn was a litigation associate with the statewide insurance defense firm of Donald M. Dean & Associates and general counsel of Cybrary, one of the first on-line publishing ventures.
"I have always admired Fenwick & West's ability to continually break new ground in its hugely successful business development strategies," stated Kahn. "This position gives me the opportunity to combine my experience with the legal, entertainment, and high-technology industries to push the boundaries of client service, business development and marketing in the legal industry."
"The firm is impressed with Rob's creativity and intelligence as well as the results of his recent work with technology industry leaders such as Intuit and UTStarcom," commented Diane E. Hamlin, the firm's Chief Strategic Officer. "We think Rob will bring fresh ideas, focus and drive to this more-than-ever crucial position. Combined with his passion for the high technology business world, he is a great fit and fabulous addition to the key players on our marketing team."
Mr. Kahn received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Michigan and his law degree from New College of California School of Law. He is a director of the Legal Marketing Association—Bay Area Chapter, a member of the advisory board of the MadCat International Film Festival, and one of the co-founders of the San Francisco Late Night Coalition—the first nightclub industry political action committee to receive national press and successfully changed San Francisco's entertainment permitting laws.
About Fenwick & West
Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms providing comprehensive legal services to national and international high technology and biotechnology clients, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, venture capital and other corporate finance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law. The only law firm named to Fortune's 1999-2002 lists of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," Fenwick & West has offices in Mountain View and San Francisco, CA. Fenwick & West's Website is found at www.fenwick.com.
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Diane E. Hamlin
Chief Strategic Officer