Faisal provides strategic counseling to early, mid and late-stage private companies across a variety of sectors, advising his clients on day-to-day corporate matters as well as assisting clients in negotiating and managing financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. He also provides ongoing advice to his clients on general corporate compliance, SEC reporting and governance issues.

During law school, Faisal was senior editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and selected as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Faisal was a corporate associate at a international law firm where he represented companies such as American International Group, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Goldman Sachs, Skype and UBS.

Representative Clients

  • Amyris
  • Berkeley Lights
  • Breathometer
  • Coinbase
  • Counsyl
  • E la Carte
  • Expedite Financial
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Figma
  • Gusto
  • Harmony
  • Index Ventures
  • Jasper Wireless
  • Kahuna
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • LendUp
  • Main Street Hub
  • Mimosa Networks
  • ObEN
  • Handle Financial
  • PlaceIQ
  • Project Pai
  • Reflektive
  • Sakti3
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Science Exchange
  • Tencent Holdings
  • Unity Technologies
  • Zoox
  • Zuora

Education & Admissions

J.D., Yale Law School

B.A., with honors and distinction, Economics
Stanford University

Admitted to practice in California


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