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 >

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Gordon K. Davidson (履历)

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合伙人, 公司业务  

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Gordon Davidson 是公司业务部的合伙人。Davidson 先生为高科技公司、清洁技术公司和生命科学公司提供咨询。Davidson 先生的客户范围涵盖了新兴公司和财富 1000 强 (Fortune 1000) 公司。

他经手的公开发售已达 50 余宗,并代表董事会、审计委员会和执行部门开展了大量的专项调查。

Davidson 也为风险资本投资者和投资银行提供私募和公开融资方面的咨询。

他还在 100 宗以上总案值超过500 亿美元的并购案中担任了首席顾问,其中包括:

  • Facebook Inc.出资190亿美元收购WhatsApp Inc.
  • 巨人投资有限公司和巨人合并有限公司出资30亿美元收购巨人网络集团有限公司
  • 清华紫光以17.8亿美元收购展讯通信
  • VeriSign, Inc. 出资 170 亿美元收购 Network Solutions Inc.
  • Symantec Corporation 出资 130 亿美元收购 VERITAS Software
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. 出资 69 亿美元收购 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
  • Exodus Communications, Inc. 出资 65 亿美元收购 GlobalCenter
  • SAP AG 出资 37.5 亿美元收购 SuccessFactors, Inc.
  • Adobe, Inc. 出资 34 亿美元收购 Macromedia, Inc.
  • VERITAS Software 出资 25 亿美元收购 Seagate Software
  • EMC Corporation 出资 24 亿美元收购 Data Domain, Inc.
  • Intuit Inc. 出资 14 亿美元收购 Digital Insight
  • The Cooper Companies 出资 12 亿美元收购 Ocular Sciences, Inc.

Davidson 先生在证券监管学会上就当前 IPO 存在的问题发言,他曾在斯坦福董事学院发表关于公司治理问题的讲话,也曾在斯坦福大学法学院、斯坦福大学商学院和哈斯商学院发表关于风险资本投资的演讲,他还在斯坦福大学法学院讲授有关交易与并购的课程,同时他还领衔了关于高科技公司私募与并购的执业律师研究会 (Practising Law Institute) 计划。他也是一些非盈利组织的董事会成员,包括儿童健康协会 (Children’sHealth Council) 和太平洋社区风险投资基金 (Pacific Community Ventures)。他目前是 BayBio 的董事会成员。

Davidson 先生是加州律师协会的会员。他于 1970 年以 精英荣誉学员身份 毕业于斯坦福大学,获得电气工程理学学士学位,并于 1971 年获得斯坦福大学的计算机系统理学硕士学位。他 1974 年毕业于斯坦福大学法学院并成为了法学院优等生协会的荣誉会员。在法学院就读之前和期间,Davidson 先生是斯坦福研究所和 Measurex Corporation 的计算机系统工程师。从法学院毕业之后,他成为了联邦上诉法院旧金山第九巡回审判庭的 Ben C. Duniway 法官的律政书记。

Davidson 先生所获奖励和荣誉包括:

  • 被 National Law Journal 评为 2000 年,2006 年和2013年美国最具影响力的 100 名律师之一
  • 2009年和2013年被《Best Lawyers》杂志评为硅谷“年度公司律师”
  • 2010年和2004年被《Best Lawyers》杂志评为旧金山地区的“年度证券律师”
  • 被 Chambers USA 评为美国一流的公司/并购律师
  • 2004 年 8 月被《California Lawyer》杂志评为加州十佳公司律师之一
  • 入选 2011 年 AlwaysOn“西部影响力律师”排行榜的前 12 名
  • 被 Daily Journal 评为 2011 年加州顶尖的 25 名生物科技律师之一
  • 被《福布斯》杂志 2001 年以及 2004—2007 年的“最佳创投人排行榜”评为 前 100 名风险资本交易商之一
  • 被 Daily Journal 评为 2012-2013 年加州顶尖的100 名律师之一
  • 被《Super Lawyers》杂志评为北加州 (2004—2012) 前 100 名最佳律师之一和硅谷 (2008) 三大顶级律师之一
  • 2001 年 10 月被《Upside》杂志评为“改变世界的 100 人”之一