Founded in 1984, our Palo Alto office serves Silicon Valley's innovative, fast-paced and technology-driven business community. Working with our colleagues in offices around the world – from San Francisco to Tokyo, and from Shanghai to London – we are a truly global law firm, serving the needs of Silicon Valley and the needs of our clients located elsewhere doing business in Silicon Valley.
Our corporate group focuses on private equity, financial services, technology, life science and emerging companies practice. We assist technology and life science companies, venture funds, private equity groups and investment banks with fund formation, corporate finance, initial public offerings, joint venture, mergers and acquisitions and related transactions, whether locally or across international borders.
Our intellectual property (IP) group protects our clients' technology – and protects our clients against claims of infringement by others – within the United States and worldwide using our extensive patent, trademark, copyright, licensing and IP litigation capabilities and contacts. Our IP lawyers litigate cases locally and nationwide, focusing on traditional IP claims (patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright) and also on commercial claims that have technology as a nexus or material component.
Finally, our Palo Alto office fulfills our clients' employment law needs.
Why Choose Us
Many of our lawyers are either admitted to practice in more than one legal jurisdiction, multi-lingual, and/or have worked in our overseas offices or for other law firms overseas. Lawyers in our office have significant experience working with Japan-based companies and their US subsidiaries.
In short, we bring local and global expertise to the service of the Silicon Valley. Our Palo Alto office has been certified by Santa Clara County as a Green Business for demonstrating to the community environmental responsibility through compliance, resource conservation and pollution prevention.