GCR 100 - 9th Edition

Fenwick & West

Professional notice

Fenwick & West is arguably Silicon Valley's leading firm. Founded in 1972 to take advantage of the region's growing status as the epicentre of technology, today the firm is well established.

Fenwick's antitrust practice is led by Who's Who nominees Tyler A Baker and Mark Ostrau. Baker concentrates on litigation and is very well regarded. Ostrau focuses on merger work and counselling on licensing issues.

Fenwick grew up alongside Silicon Valley and fostered close relationships with many of region's stars. "We have a lot of institutional history and understand how the agencies examine various high-tech industries," says Baker. Fenwick also boasts an impressive technical pedigree, with in-house specialists in life sciences, chemistry and electrical engineering.

The firm has a strong client roster, including Symantec, Intuit, Cisco Systems and Apple. Last year saw Baker represent Leegin in the case that ended the per se rule against vertical price agreements. The firm acted for Cryptography Research in antitrust litigation against Visa involving security technology for stored-value smart cards - the case was recently settled. It also advised data automation software provider Opsware in its US$1.6 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard.

Fenwick & West

The antitrust and unfair competition group at Fenwick & West LLP is well positioned to represent clients aggressively, efficiently, and effectively in this difficult and constantly changing area of the law. Our practice includes both highly sophisticated counseling and complex litigation, and our experience in each area complements and enhances our abilities in the other. While our experience spans a wide range of industries, it is particularly deep in the high tech and biotech industries, which the Firm serves across multiple practice areas. Many of our lawyers have technical training and work experience in the technologies underlying our clients’ businesses. This deep institutional knowledge provides a significant competitive advantage in dealing with issues such as market definition, market power, and legitimate business practices in the context of sophisticated technology.

Our antitrust capabilities include extensive M&A and civil investigations practice before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, including almost 200 HSR filings with the FTC and DOJ sections specifically responsible for IT and biotech matters. We have guided numerous large transactions through HSR ‘second requests’ and related foreign investigations involving market concentration, technology and IP issues, including matters such as Adobe/Macromedia, Cooper/Ocular Sciences, ScanSoft/Nuance, Cadence/CCT, Fair Isaac/HNC, Microsoft/Intuit, TIBCO/Talarian, and VeriSign/Thawte.

Visit our website at http://www.fenwick.com

Mountain View, CA

801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

Tyler A. Baker
Partner, Litigation Group
Co-Chair, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Group
Chair, Appellate Group

T: (650) 335-7624

Mark S. Ostrau
Partner, Intellectual Property Group
Co-Chair, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Group

T: (650) 335-7629

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