For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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David K. Michaels (履历)

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合伙人, 公司业务  

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David Michaels 的执业领域集中在合并和收购、公开和私人债务融资、及其他战略性和融资交易。他有近30年的法律执业经验,在各类交易中代表众多行业的客户。

David在复杂的战略交易和收购中代表各类客户,包括上市公司合并和收购要约、非上市公司的收购和合资企业。他在并购交易方面的经验包括了众多跨境交易,客户包括来自中国、日本、新加坡、欧洲和以色列等地的公司。他近期参与的交易包括Giant Interactive(巨人网络)被某私募股权财团收购的私有化交易;Silicon Image(矽映公司)被Lattice Semiconductor(莱迪思半导体)收购;展讯通信(Spreadtrum Communications)被清华紫光集团收购;Dragonplay被Bally Technology收购;Ebates和Overdrive被Rakuten(乐天株式会社)收购;Trustwave和Amobee被Singapore Telecommunications(新加坡电信)收购;RAE Systems(美国华瑞集团)被Vector Capital收购的私有化交易;Peplin被LEO Pharma A/S(丹麦利奥制药有限公司)收购;Interwoven被Autonomy plc.收购;以及Electronic Arts(美国艺电)(包括2007年对The9 Ltd. 第九城市的投资和战略合作和2006年对JAMDAT Mobile的收购)、Flextronics International Ltd. (伟创力)(包括其在2005年对NortelNetworks全球制造业务的收购)、Kana Software和Mercury Interactive的众多收购交易。David还在收购交易中为投资银行提供法律服务。

David还领导了许多资本市场和债务融资交易,最近完成的交易包括Cisco Systems(思科系统)2014年80亿美元和2009年40亿美元的债券发行; Agilent(安捷伦)、Intuit和Symantec(赛门铁克)的公开债券发行;Amyris、Cepheid、Concur、Workday、Proofpoint和ServiceNow的可转换债券发行;Agilent(安捷伦)、Airbnb、Cisco Systems(思科系统)、Dropbox、Diamond Foods、Fitbit、Intuit、LendingClub、Symantec(赛门铁克)、Turn Networks、VeriSign(威瑞信)、WeWork和Flextronics(创伟力)的银团信贷融资;以及PortolaPackaging和Flextronics(创伟力)的高收益债券发行。David还对各类衍生工具交易具有丰富经验。

David自Sullivan & Cromwell律师事务所开始法律执业,当时他的执业重点是公开发行和并购业务。

David是加州和纽约州律师协会的会员。他于1986年以优等生的身份从康奈尔大学法学院取得法学博士学位,就学期间曾担任《康奈尔大学法学评论》(Cornell Law Review)的编辑。就读法学院之前,David于1983年以优等生的身份从汉密尔顿大学获得其学士学位。​