James D. Evans
Seattle | Mountain View
Fenwick is currently ranked #1 issuer-side for public offerings in 2021 by deal value, according to Deal Point Data. The firm has maintained market dominance in direct listings launched so far in 2021, having represented 50% of the companies that have gone public via a direct listing this year.
Fenwick is a market leader and one of the top law firms in the United States for representing leading technology and life sciences companies in their initial public offerings and other equity and debt offerings. We advise clients on traditional IPOs, as well as other innovative public offering structures, including special purpose acquisition company offerings (SPACs), direct listings and reverse mergers. Our team represents investor-backed startups and high-growth companies, as well as high-profile public companies, and works closely with many of the most active investment banking firms.
Fenwick’s team was named a Capital Markets Group of the Year by Law360 in 2019 and recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms in 2019. In 2021, Chambers USA also honored Fenwick among California’s leading firms for capital markets.
“Fenwick is a leading player in technology and life sciences offerings and is routinely involved in some of the most high-profile IPOs in those industries.”