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 >

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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Eman Sojoodi

Associate, Litigation  

San Francisco 415.875.2395


Eman Sojoodi focuses his practice on patent and intellectual property litigation and counseling. Eman also has experience with technology transactions in the technology industries.

Eman has represented clients across various technological fields, including e-commerce and Internet-related technologies, networking and telecommunications, database systems, software engineering, and magnetic resonance imaging technology. He has experience with all aspects of litigation including claim construction, summary judgment, trial, and appeal. Eman’s experience also includes pre-litigation counseling and licensing negotiations.

Eman represents clients in various jurisdictions around the country including the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the District of Massachusetts, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. He has also represented clients at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and both petitioners and patent owners at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Eman served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Circuit Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also served two additional clerkships with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; one to the Honorable Chief Judge Leonard E. Davis (ret.) and the second to the Honorable Magistrate Judge John D. Love. Prior to his clerkships, Eman worked as an associate with an AmLaw 100 firm.

While in law school, Eman was an Executive Editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly. He also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Justice Patricia Sepulveda with the California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District. Following graduation, Eman worked as a software engineer at a number of companies in Austin, Texas.​​