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Fenwick’s recent victory for Imperva establishes presumption of independence for public company board members associated with VC firms. Read more below.
A recent Delaware Chancery Court decision dismissing derivative fiduciary duty claims has significance for public companies with board members who are associated with venture capital firms.
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Fenwick +Equal Justice Works Fellow Angelica Salceda worked with the ACLU of Northern California to break down barriers to education for pregnant and parenting students. Learn more below.
Fellow Angelica Salceda worked to give pregnant and parenting students in California’s Central Valley equal access to education.
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Failure to protect consumer data may result in unfair business practice claims, according to a new ruling. Read more below.
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit held in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (No. 14-3514) that the FTC can claim that a company’s data security practices violate Section 5 of the FTCA.
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Fenwick's Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey authors Barry Kramer and Michael Patrick found that up rounds exceeded down rounds 83% to 8% in the second quarter of 2015. Explore their findings below.
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In Akamai, the Federal Circuit makes clear that the scope of divided infringement liability has increased. Everything you need to know about this new development is below.
On August 13, 2015, the Federal Circuit in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. changed the law regarding liability for direct infringement of a method patent involving more than one actor (divided infringement), after the Supreme Court i
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Congratulations to the 27 Fenwick partners honored as Best Lawyers in America in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers! The diverse group represents 22 practice areas from M&A to IP litigation.
Fenwick & West announced today that 27 Fenwick partners have been honored as The Best Lawyers in America.
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#USPTO proposes much called-for changes to the controversial standard of broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) affecting post-grant proceedings before the #PTAB. But are the changes enough? Read more below. #patentlaw #USPTO
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“I am passionate about helping communities realize the potential their veterans embody.” - Fenwick’s Equal Justice Works Fellow Leo Flor developed a legal advocacy program for criminal justice-involved veterans. Learn more below.
Equal Justice Works fellow Leo Flor developed a legal advocacy program to enable complementary civil representation for criminal justice-involved veterans.
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Fenwick’s most recent employment brief covers the latest in employment law from the toughest U.S. equal pay law to age discrimination suits. Read more below.
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+The American Lawyer calls founding partner Bill Fenwick a "Silicon Valley legal pioneer" in naming him among a select few Lifetime Achievers. Read more below. 
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Santa Clara has the fifth largest homeless population in the United States. Fenwick and Santa Clara County aim to change that. Learn more below.
Fenwick provided pro bono counsel to Silicon Valley’s Santa Clara County as they developed California’s first Pay for Success (PFS) project, Project Welcome Home.
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Are you prepared to report your CEO's compensation and your employees' median comp under the SEC's new pay ratio rule? We've got you covered in our latest alert. Check it out below.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted 3-2 to adopt the final “pay ratio” disclosure rule. The pay ratio rule requires disclosure of the CEO’s annual total compensation, the median annual total compensation of all employees other than th
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Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle.
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Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.
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