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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 >

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

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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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Horace Nash

Partner, Corporate  

Mountain View 650.335.7934

Overview

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Horace Nash concentrates his practice on public offerings, public company counseling on governance and disclosure matters, mergers and acquisitions for public company clients, and a wide range of securities law matters.

Horace counsels venture-backed private companies through the range of corporate and securities law issues they may face in an initial public offering. For public company clients, he provides on-going general corporate and Board-level legal support, leads capital-raising transactions, and counsels the company on sensitive disclosure or compliance issues. Horace also advises investment banks serving as underwriters in IPOs and follow-on public offerings. Most recently, he represented Concur Technologies, which he took public in 1998, in its sale to SAP for $8.3 billion. Horace has represented companies in many industries, including the advertising technology, consulting, contract manufacturing, eCommerce, enterprise software, food, industrial equipment, Internet, mobile Internet, networking equipment, retail, SaaS, and semiconductor industries. He has led a wide variety of securities transactions, including many initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings of debt and equity securities, Rule 144A convertible note offerings and high-yield debt, shelf registrations and PIPE transactions. Horace is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and securities law developments.

Horace has been selected as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in the areas of Securities & Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance & Compliance each year since 2006.

Prior to law school, Horace spent a year at Beijing University.​