Laird H. Simons III
650-335-7233
lsimons@fenwick.com
Partner Emeritus
Corporate
Laird H.
Simons, III
Laird H.
Simons, III
Laird H.
Simons, III
Partner Emeritus
Corporate

Laird concentrates his practice in initial public offerings (for both domestic and foreign corporations), follow-on offerings and ongoing securities advice and counseling for public companies. He was chair of the securities group for 18 years, a member of the executive committee for eight years and managing partner for four years at Fenwick.

Laird has co-chaired the Practising Law Institute's multi-city program on initial public offerings for 20 years, and is a regular speaker on a variety of securities topics.

Laird has worked on more than 80 IPOs for a wide range of high technology companies, including:

  • @Home
  • Alliance Semiconductor
  • Autoweb.com
  • Broadbase Software
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • CardioGenesis
  • Cooper & Chyan Technology
  • eBay
  • Edify
  • Elantec Semiconductor
  • Electronic Arts
  • ESS Technology
  • Exodus Communications
  • Genelabs Technologies
  • Glu Mobile
  • GoRemote Internet Communications
  • Green Dot
  • HNC Software
  • Information Storage Devices
  • Insignia Solutions
  • Integrated Systems
  • Infoblox
  • Intuit
  • Macromedia
  • Macrovision
  • NetScreen Technologies
  • Oak Technology
  • Ocular Sciences
  • ONSALE
  • Oracle Systems
  • Prism Solutions
  • Sierra On-Line
  • Symantec
  • Talarian
  • Technology Modeling Associates
  • The 3DO Company
  • VeriSign
  • VERITAS Software
  • Versant Object Technology

He has also worked on more than 40 follow-on offerings for the above and other companies.

Laird has worked on more than 80 IPOs for a wide range of high technology companies, including:

  • @Home
  • Alliance Semiconductor
  • Autoweb.com
  • Broadbase Software
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • CardioGenesis
  • Cooper & Chyan Technology
  • eBay
  • Edify
  • Elantec Semiconductor
  • Electronic Arts
  • ESS Technology
  • Exodus Communications
  • Genelabs Technologies
  • Glu Mobile
  • GoRemote Internet Communications
  • Green Dot
  • HNC Software
  • Information Storage Devices
  • Insignia Solutions
  • Integrated Systems
  • Infoblox
  • Intuit
  • Macromedia
  • Macrovision
  • NetScreen Technologies
  • Oak Technology
  • Ocular Sciences
  • ONSALE
  • Oracle Systems
  • Prism Solutions
  • Sierra On-Line
  • Symantec
  • Talarian
  • Technology Modeling Associates
  • The 3DO Company
  • VeriSign
  • VERITAS Software
  • Versant Object Technology

He has also worked on more than 40 follow-on offerings for the above and other companies.

Laird has represented a number of underwriters, including:

  • Cowen
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown
  • Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Deutsche Morgan Grenfell
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hambrecht & Quist
  • JPMorgan
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities
  • Needham & Company
  • Piper Jaffray
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Robertson Stephens

Laird has represented a number of underwriters, including:

  • Cowen
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown
  • Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Deutsche Morgan Grenfell
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hambrecht & Quist
  • JPMorgan
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities
  • Needham & Company
  • Piper Jaffray
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Robertson Stephens

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Recognition
U.S. News - Best Lawyers

2013

Silicon Valley “Lawyer of the Year” in Securities/Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers in America

U.S. News - Best Lawyers

2006 - 2014

Top Securities Attorney, Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyers

2004, 2006 - 2016

Northern California Super Lawyers, Securities and Corporate Finance

  • America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA (2001, 2003 – 2006)
  • Best Corporate Lawyers in America, Corporate Counsel (2006)
  • Silicon Valley's Top Lawyers, San Jose Magazine (2003)
  • One of 12 Dealmakers of the Year, The American Lawyer (1999)

Recognition
U.S. News - Best Lawyers

2013

Silicon Valley “Lawyer of the Year” in Securities/Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers in America

U.S. News - Best Lawyers

2006 - 2014

Top Securities Attorney, Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyers

2004, 2006 - 2016

Northern California Super Lawyers, Securities and Corporate Finance

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