June 30, 2006 (Mountain View, CA) – The NLJ sought nominations of attorneys who have not only had a national effect on the legal profession but substantially impacted fields beyond the law...in their words, "lawyers who have the power to shape public affairs, launch industries, shake things up and get things done. Simply holding a high office or position of authority was not enough." National Law Journal described Mr. Davidson's practice for this year's list as follows:
Gordon K. Davidson
58, Fenwick & West, Mountain View, Calif.
His client list boasts some of the country's most important technology companies-firms like Cisco Systems Inc., Intuit Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Verisign Inc. that are the foundation of the digital economy; has more than 30 public offerings and 100 mergers and acquisitions under his belt, including history's largest, last year's $13 billion pairing of Symantec Corp. and Veritas Software Corp; guided Cisco's acquisition last year of cable TV set-top box manufacturer Scientific Atlanta for $6 billion; worked the largest Internet merger to date, VeriSign's $17 billion acquisition of Network Solutions Inc. in 2000; adviser to the cream of the venture capital world, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Barclays Global Investors.
Established in the heart of Silicon Valley in 1972, Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to high technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. More than 250 attorneys work with clients that range from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.