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Two Fenwick & West Partners Named as Top Biotech Lawyers for 2011

August 10, 2011

August 10, 2011 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West congratulates Gordon Davidson, Firm Chairman and partner in the Corporate Group, and Michael Shuster, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the firm's Life Sciences Group and partner in the Intellectual Property Group, for being named as two of the Top 25 Biotech Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal. Fenwick & West is one of only five firms that have two attorneys on the list.

Fenwick & West has been actively advising companies in the life sciences industry for more than 20 years. The industry is now a substantial portion of the firm's practice, counting more than 375 private and public life sciences companies, over 30 top national research institutions and more than 25 life sciences investors as active clients. The firm's 60+ member group is truly cross-disciplinary, with life sciences experience in the corporate, IP, litigation, tax, licensing, antitrust, benefits and M&A practices. Our attorneys, patent agents and in-house scientific staff—including 14 Ph.D. degrees in a variety of life sciences disciplines—provide strategic business-oriented advice, collaborating with one another through cross-practice initiatives to provide an unsurpassed level of service.

Fenwick began representing life sciences companies in the in the late 1980's with successful enterprises such as Biorad Laboratories, Hitachi America and The Cooper Companies and continues to advise cutting-edge emerging and established companies such as Abbott, Alnylam, Amyris, DexCom, Joule and Solta Medical. While the Silicon Valley life sciences industry steadily grows and new technologies arise and take hold, Fenwick & West continues to play a significant role in building, shaping and leading innovation.

About Fenwick & West’s Life Sciences Group

Fenwick & West's Life Sciences Industry Group consists of more than 40 attorneys and scientists who provide a broad mix of core legal services to private companies, public companies, investors and research institutions. Many of our Life Sciences Group attorneys have scientific and research experience prior to their legal careers, and a number have advanced technical degrees in disciplines such as molecular biology, organic chemistry, electrical engineering, and immunology.​