Litigation

We help our clients, from startups to market leaders, navigate complex, multi-jurisdiction disputes.

S P A C

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Our technology-based clients — including leaders in the Internet, computer hardware and software, digital media and entertainment, semiconductor, biotechnology and medical device industries — routinely call upon us to handle their most critical disputes. To meet the needs of these clients, we invest heavily to ensure we understand the businesses and technologies behind their products, services and inventions.

  • 100+ litigation attorneys, supported by dedicated, in-house teams of paralegals, staff scientists, document review specialists and IT
  • National practice in state and federal venues across the U.S.
  • Track record of obtaining successful outcomes on the largest and most complex "bet the company" cases as well as more typical commercial disputes
  • Sophisticated in-house technical staff and software tools enable us to handle client documents and data in electronic form, to maximize the use of computerized search, storage and sorting tools, and to minimize expense
  • Comprehensive understanding of our clients’ technologies and industries leads to litigation solutions that are also part of a business strategy

Litigation Management Tools

We provide clients with the tools they need to manage our efficiency and collaborate effectively, leading to client satisfaction and predictability in outside counsel expenses. These tools include:

  • Secure extranet site for access to litigation materials
    • Budgets and invoices
    • Current docket of court deadlines
    • Key case documents, including pleadings
    • Team contact information
  • Advanced pricing system provides highly accurate budgets as well as detailed budget tracking over the course of the matter
  • Weekly project updates
  • Proprietary electronic discovery systems
    • Proven to reduce spending on electronic discovery, on average, by 20% over other systems currently available
    • Massive document storage, sorting and search capability
    • Unicode search capability for foreign-language productions
    • Software tools and search capabilities that permit efficient identification and discovery of responsive material in electronic format
    • IT department that routinely collaborates with client IT departments to improve communication, streamline discovery and reduce costs

International

Our litigation group has significant experience litigating and managing complex, multi-jurisdiction IP disputes, including managing matters in Asia and Europe. We have a strong network of international firms with whom we work. We select the best counsel in each jurisdiction, based on the specific client need. Because many of these relationships are decades old, our clients receive seamless service and billing when we collaborate with one of our foreign law firm partners.

Fenwick is committed to applying legally compliant data security measures to all data subject to the European Union Directive on Data Protection, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commission of Switzerland and the laws of each other country that provides privacy protections to its citizens.

"They are in full command of the legal materials, they take the time to learn the complex facts of a case and they are master tacticians when it comes to civil procedure and litigation."

Chambers USA

2020 Edition

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Recognition
World Trademark

2021

World Trademark Review 1000 honored Fenwick in the highest tier nationally and in California for outstanding work in trademark enforcement and litigation

Chambers USA

2021

Chambers USA selected Fenwick as one of the top firms in California for securities litigation

Managing Intellectual Property

2021

Managing Intellectual Property ranked Fenwick as one of the top firms nationally and in California for trademark, copyright and patent litigation

The U.S. News

2021

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms guide recognized Fenwick with first-tier national rankings for IP litigation and patent litigation and a first-tier San Francisco ranking for commercial litigation and securities litigation

The American Lawyer ​

2020

The American Lawyer ​named Fenwick one of just four finalists for Litigation Department of the Year

Recognition
World Trademark

2021

World Trademark Review 1000 honored Fenwick in the highest tier nationally and in California for outstanding work in trademark enforcement and litigation

Chambers USA

2021

Chambers USA selected Fenwick as one of the top firms in California for securities litigation

Managing Intellectual Property

2021

Managing Intellectual Property ranked Fenwick as one of the top firms nationally and in California for trademark, copyright and patent litigation

The U.S. News

2021

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms guide recognized Fenwick with first-tier national rankings for IP litigation and patent litigation and a first-tier San Francisco ranking for commercial litigation and securities litigation

The American Lawyer ​

2020

The American Lawyer ​named Fenwick one of just four finalists for Litigation Department of the Year

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