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Fenwick Trio Named Dealmakers of the Year by The American Lawyer

Recognized among America's most trusted corporate law firms, 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, Coinbase and Nextdoor.
  • Recognized as one of the most active venture capital law firms, we represent more than 70 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 6sense, Calm, Carta, Databricks and Tanium.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

"The responsiveness and client service are excellent even when under pressure."

Chambers Global

2022 Edition

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Chambers USA

2021

First tier nationally for startups and emerging companies work. Also recognized nationally for M&A and corporate work; in California for venture capital, technology transactions and capital markets; and in Washington for corporate/commercial law.

The Legal 500

2021

In the highest tier nationally for work with venture capital and emerging companies, middle-market mergers and acquisitions ($500 million to $999 million), technology transactions, patent licensing and patent prosecution. Also honored among the United States’ leading firms for capital markets

Pitchbook

2021

One of the world’s most active venture capital law firms according to their Global League Tables

Global M&A Network

2021

Technology M&A Law Firm of the Year for the seventh consecutive year

Law360

2021

Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year

Forbes

2019

Among America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms

Recognition
Chambers USA

2021

First tier nationally for startups and emerging companies work. Also recognized nationally for M&A and corporate work; in California for venture capital, technology transactions and capital markets; and in Washington for corporate/commercial law.

The Legal 500

2021

In the highest tier nationally for work with venture capital and emerging companies, middle-market mergers and acquisitions ($500 million to $999 million), technology transactions, patent licensing and patent prosecution. Also honored among the United States’ leading firms for capital markets

Pitchbook

2021

One of the world’s most active venture capital law firms according to their Global League Tables

Global M&A Network

2021

Technology M&A Law Firm of the Year for the seventh consecutive year

Law360

2021

Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year

Forbes

2019

Among America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms

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