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Strategic Alliances Provide U.S. Law Firms with an International Footprint

May 04, 2006

Ralph Pais, a partner in Fenwick & West's intellectual property group, was recently quoted in a San Francisco Daily Journal article entitled, "Strategic Alliances Provide U.S. Law Firms with an International Footprint."

Pais explained, based on his experience, that Fenwick cultivates strategic international alliances to effectively represent its technology clients. His quote is as follows:

"What we've tried to do over time is identify, jurisdiction by jurisdiction, firms that have experience representing clients like ours and understand their business needs," Pais said. "In order to retain clients, you have to meet their legal needs by providing them with [foreign] law firms that understand the legal issues that are important to them."

Fenwick & West LLP has alliances with London-based Allen & Overy, German-based Gleiss Lutz, and the Jun He Law Offices headquartered in Beijing.