Public Companies

A Trusted Advisor to Nearly Half of the Silicon Valley 150 (2021)

Dynamic, innovative public technology and life sciences companies, including nearly half of the Silicon Valley 150, turn to Fenwick for advice on their most critical matters in the boardroom, the courtroom and beyond.

We serve as primary corporate counsel and trusted business counsel to pre-IPO unicorn companies and established S&P 500 leaders in their most complex business and legal decisions.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide guidance on the full range of public company matters, including those related to corporate governance, strategic deal making and bet-the-company litigation.

Our cross-functional teams include practitioners with deep experience in:

  • Capital Markets
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Shareholder Engagement and Activism
  • Tax

  • Mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and going-private transactions
  • Equity and debt offerings
  • Assessment and management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities including employee activism, the global pandemic and climate change mitigation
  • Corporate venture
  • High-profile and high-stakes litigation, including antitrust, employment, intellectual property, privacy, regulatory and securities disputes
  • Internal and external investigations
  • Domestic and international tax advisory and controversy
  • Crisis management (industry, company-wide or boardroom related) including proactively assisting with enterprise risk identification and management
  • Privacy and data breaches

  • Mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and going-private transactions
  • Equity and debt offerings
  • Assessment and management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities including employee activism, the global pandemic and climate change mitigation
  • Corporate venture
  • High-profile and high-stakes litigation, including antitrust, employment, intellectual property, privacy, regulatory and securities disputes
  • Internal and external investigations
  • Domestic and international tax advisory and controversy
  • Crisis management (industry, company-wide or boardroom related) including proactively assisting with enterprise risk identification and management
  • Privacy and data breaches

  • Counseling on evolving trends and best practices for corporate governance
  • Advising on fiduciary duties of directors and officers
  • Representing corporations, D&Os and boards in special investigations
  • Counseling and representation on issues relating to engagement with institutional investors and proxy advisors
  • Counseling and representation in shareholder proposals, director nomination and other proxy contests, and in shareholder activist defense and hostile takeovers

  • Counseling on evolving trends and best practices for corporate governance
  • Advising on fiduciary duties of directors and officers
  • Representing corporations, D&Os and boards in special investigations
  • Counseling and representation on issues relating to engagement with institutional investors and proxy advisors
  • Counseling and representation in shareholder proposals, director nomination and other proxy contests, and in shareholder activist defense and hostile takeovers

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Recognition
Chambers USA

2021

Ranked Fenwick nationally for M&A and corporate work and as one of the top firms in California for securities litigation.

The Legal 500

2021

Recognized Fenwick as a national leader for securities litigation.

Global M&A Network

2021

Recognized Fenwick as the Technology Law Firm of the Year for seven consecutive years.

Law 360

2020

Recognized Fenwick as Capital Markets Group of the Year.

  • Among the top patent litigation shops in California, New York and Washington, IAM Patent 1000, 2019
  • America's Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms, Forbes, 2019

Recognition
Chambers USA

2021

Ranked Fenwick nationally for M&A and corporate work and as one of the top firms in California for securities litigation.

The Legal 500

2021

Recognized Fenwick as a national leader for securities litigation.

Global M&A Network

2021

Recognized Fenwick as the Technology Law Firm of the Year for seven consecutive years.

Law 360

2020

Recognized Fenwick as Capital Markets Group of the Year.

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