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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 >

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

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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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Jonathan S. Millard

Partner, Technology Transactions  

San Francisco 415.875.2417

Overview

Jonathan Millard focuses his practice on counselling clients through complex technology transactions. Jonathan has extensive experience advising clients on technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions as well as advising on a broad range of commercial agreements and licensing arrangements for clients in the high technology industry. Jonathan has deep expertise in global outsourcing transactions and structuring and negotiating cross border transactions and strategic alliances for a broad range of clients.

Jonathan also counsels clients with respect to privacy issues, particularly in the context of corporate acquisitions and international aspects of personal data processing and transfer between the EU and the US. Jonathan is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).

Representative Transactions:


Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Multiple acquisitions for Cisco Systems, including its $1.4B acquisition of Jasper Technologies, $700M acquisition of Acano Limited, $452.5M acquisition of Lancope and its $600M divestiture of its Connected Devices business to Technicolor.
  • $4.4B acquisition by a consortium led by Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co. (China) of Playtika from Caesars Interactive Entertainment
  • $1.4B acquisition of AppLovin by Orient Hontai (China)
  • $600M acquisition of Silicon Image by Lattice Semiconductor
  • $500M acquisition of Appirio by Wipro (India)
  • $500M acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft
  • $250M acquisition of Learnvest by Northwestern Mutual
  • Acquisition by American Express of InAuth
  • Acquisition of Rise Labs by One Medical Group

Outsourcing and Licensing

  • Multiple global outsourcing transactions and business acquisitions for Accenture including the acquisition of Nokia's Symbian Business
  • Advising Pfizer on the outsourcing of its HR functions across 27 jurisdictions
  • Advising Citibank in relation to a Fund Administration Services Outsourcing and a Payment Processing Outsourcing
  • Advising the Virgin Group on various complex outsourcing and licensing transactions
  • Advising UpGuard on its strategic licensing arrangements.
  • Advising on broad range of licensing structures including SaaS, Software Licensing, OEM, VAR, Manufacturing and Joint Ventures.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West LLP, Jonathan practiced in the Technology Transactions group of Allen & Overy LLP in London and New York.​​

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