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In Vermont, There's Legal Work — For Those Who Work For It

August 19, 2013

Fenwick & West intellectual property partner Stuart Meyer talked to The National Law Journal about running his practice from Vermont, where Fenwick’s nine resident attorneys constitute the largest NLJ 350 law firm presence in the state.

"We're mostly doing out-of-state work," Meyer said. "We're able to represent higher-end clients at a lower cost."

Indeed, Meyer’s representative clients include Silicon Valley stalwarts such as Cisco Systems, Google and Hewlett-Packard. His practice focuses on IP litigation, strategic IP planning and audits for high technology companies, and securing patent, copyright and other intellectual property rights.

But while much of Meyer’s work may involve California companies and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, being admitted to the Vermont bar was a memorable experience.

In contrast to receiving his California bar license in a hall with 3,000 other attorneys, "Here, it was five people and milk and cookies with the Supreme Court,” he told the journal.