Recognized among America’s most trusted corporate law firms, we guide technology and life sciences companies through industry-shaping corporate, M&A, capital markets and venture transactions.

Fenwick partners with pioneering technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development—from promising early startups to the world’s best-known publicly traded corporations. Our lawyers are recognized for practical legal and business guidance, focusing on startups and venture capital, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and benefits, and corporate governance.

We represent companies, including buyers and sellers, founders, executives and investors. Collaborating across offices and disciplines, our teams work with clients on transformative transactions involving cutting-edge technologies including those related to enterprise software, SaaS/cloud, security, consumer tech, digital media and gaming, digital health and life sciences.

  • We serve as primary corporate counsel to nearly half of Silicon Valley’s top 150 public tech companies by revenue, among them Cisco Systems, Facebook and NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec).
  • Recognized as one of the most active venture capital law firms, we represent more than 60 unicorns (companies valued at more than $1 billion) in some of the largest venture capital deals in history.
  • We count many of the world’s most notable venture-backed private technology companies among clients, including AppLovin, Calm, Carta, Coinbase, GitLab, Nextdoor, Reddit, Tanium and ZipRecruiter.
  • With an appreciation for the unique challenges of life sciences business models, we guide biopharma, medical device, diagnostic and healthcare companies through every step of development.

Representative Clients

Amazon
AppLovin
Cisco
Coinbase
Cloudera
Facebook
GitHub
Nextdoor
Peloton Interactive
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)

  • Practice Services
    • Long-standing ties to a broad network of top-tier venture capital investors
    • Experience with complex and routine venture financings, including some of the largest venture capital deals in history
    • Expertise in public and private company M&A transactions of all sizes, including cross-border deals
    • Advisors in a range of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, equity and debt offerings
    • Counsel related to ongoing public company corporate governance, disclosure and securities law matters
    • Integrated deal teams tackling complex corporate, intellectual property, tax and employee benefits issues

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