Fenwick & West

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Fenwick & West LLP
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HeadquartersSilicon Valley Center
Mountain View, California
No. of attorneys428
Major practice areasCorporate, intellectual property, litigation, regulatory, tax[1]
Key peopleRichard Dickson, Chairman Rodger Cole, Managing Partner
Revenue$723.3 million (2021)[1]
Date founded1972
Company typeLimited liability partnership
Websitewww.fenwick.com

Fenwick & West LLP is a law firm of nearly 430 attorneys with offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Santa Monica, Washington, DC and Shanghai. The firm's practice focuses on technology companies, life sciences companies and start-ups.[2] Fenwick's lawyers are divided among four primary practice groups, with numerous subgroups within each: Corporate, Litigation, Tax and Intellectual Property. Most recently the firm has been embroiled in scandal surrounding their representation of FTX, having vouched for the company aiding their fraud. [3][4][5][6][7]

Milestones[edit]

2022[edit]

  • Fenwick allegedly assists their client, the now bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, FTX in creating shell companies to launder money. [8][9]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

  • Fenwick announces a new version of the Series Seed Documents on GitHub, curated by Fenwick Partner Ted Wang.[11]

2012[edit]

  • Fenwick represents Facebook in its $1 billion purchase of Instagram[12]
  • Fenwick represents Facebook in its IPO, the largest Internet IPO in U.S. history[13][14]

2011[edit]

2000[edit]

Clients[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fenwick & West".
  2. ^ a b Stone, Brad (April 7, 2011). "Why Techies Like to Friend Fenwick & West - BusinessWeek". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  3. ^ https://nypost.com/2022/11/20/ftxs-ex-chief-regulatory-officer-tied-to-online-poker-scandal/
  4. ^ https://www.law360.com/articles/1549256/ftx-gc-steers-sinking-crypto-ship-through-legal-tsunami
  5. ^ https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/wake-up-call-ex-sec-chair-among-advisers-in-ftx-bankruptcy
  6. ^ https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/crypto/north-dimension-ftx-bankman-fried-rcna63175
  7. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/alameda-sam-bankman-fried-ftx-crypto-crash-11672434101
  8. ^ https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/crypto/north-dimension-ftx-bankman-fried-rcna63175
  9. ^ https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/crypto-firm-ftx-us-nabs-new-top-lawyer-from-sullivan-cromwell
  10. ^ Rosen, Ellen (February 20, 2014). "Weil Advises Facebook as WhatsApp Uses Fenwick: Business of Law". Bloomberg. Bloomberg LP. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  11. ^ Kolodny, Lora (June 3, 2013). "Seeking Seed Funding? Open-Source Forms Might Cut Legal Bill". VentureWire. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Facebook To Buy Instagram for $1 Billion in Biggest Acquisition Yet". AmLaw Daily. April 9, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Fenwick & West and Simpson Thacher lead as Facebook takes US listing".
  14. ^ a b "Facebook Will Have The Biggest Tech IPO Ever, Raising $16 Billion With $38 Share Price". TechCrunch. May 17, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  15. ^ Masnick, Mike, Judge Rules That Righthaven Lawsuit Was A Sham; Threatens Sanctions. June 14, 2011.
  16. ^ Green, Steve, Ruling that Righthaven misled court likely to be felt in other cases. July 14, 2011.
  17. ^ Anderson, Nate, Righthaven learning it can't change the facts after it sues. July 14, 2011
  18. ^ Opsahl, Kurt, Righthaven Ordered to Pay $5,000 in Sanctions for Its Misrepresentations to Court. July 15, 2011.
  19. ^ "North America Awards winners revealed". Managing Intellectual Property. March 29, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  20. ^ "Extending Their Domain", ALM Media, LLC, New York City, April 2000.
  21. ^ https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/2022/11/14/sullivan-cromwell-fenwick-west-scrub-ftx-relationship-from-sites/
  22. ^ https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/crypto/north-dimension-ftx-bankman-fried-rcna63175
  23. ^ a b c "History". Fenwick & West LLP. Retrieved September 2, 2013.

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