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Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041, United States
Phone: 650-988-8500
Fax: 650-938-5200
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Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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  • California
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Revised Senate Tax Reform Bill Represents Win for Technology Sector

Paving the way for a net-win for technology companies, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) released a modified chairman’s mark to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that brings treatment of equity and performance-based…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

FTC’s New COPPA Guidance on Recording Children’s Voices: Five Tips for App Developers and Toymakers to Comply

The Federal Trade Commission on October 23, 2017, provided guidance on how it will enforce the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) with respect to audio recordings of children. This comes as part of a wave of…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Court Holds That Orders Demanding Global De-indexing Threaten Free Speech

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a lower court order ordering Google to de-index a website from its global search results. In its decision, the Canadian high court rejected Google’s arguments that such an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade

Proposed Senate Bill Revives Concern of Adverse Impact on Equity and Performance-Based Compensation

The Joint Committee on Taxation released a description of the Senate Chairman’s Mark to the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on November 9, 2017, reintroducing adverse equity and performance-based compensation tax provisions that…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Securities Law, Taxation

SEC's Latest Guidance Clarifies Rule 701 Disclosure Delivery Requirements

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 6, 2017, clarified the requirements for delivering financial and other disclosures to employees and other service providers receiving options and other equity awards…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Proposed Tax Reform Bill Stands to Significantly Impact Equity and Performance-Based Compensation

The House Ways and Means Committee on November 2, 2017, released the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which may have significant impact on the taxation of equity and performance-based compensation for both private and public…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Fall 2017

In the Winter 2017 edition of the Intellectual Property Bulletin, we reported on IP-related changes expected with the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress. Here we look at two such changes currently underway: the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

What You Should Know When Establishing a 401(k) Plan: A Guide for New Plan Sponsors

Setting up a new 401(k) plan seems like it should be simple. Many companies offer a 401(k) plan to their employees, and prospective plan sponsors appear to have a substantial variety of vendors to choose from, ranging from large…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

2017 Proxy Season Results in Silicon Valley and Large Companies Nationwide

This companion supplement to the Fenwick survey, “Corporate Governance Practices and Trends: A Comparison of Large Public Companies and Silicon Valley Companies,” covers trends in stockholder voting at annual meetings in the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Top 10 Best Practices for Handling a Data Breach

Data breaches are a reality that all businesses need to take seriously. Knowing your vulnerabilities is only part of the solution. You and your key stakeholders should be prepared with an incident response plan that defines…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Third Quarter 2017

This quarter we are giving you, our readers, a “First Look” that allows us to provide you the top line trends for venture capital financings of Silicon Valley companies in Q3 more quickly. This “First Look” report will be…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

USPTO and EPO Examiners Discuss Key Considerations for Filing Effective Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics Applications in the US and Europe

At a symposium and webinar presented by Fenwick & West and Mewburn Ellis, we asked U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office examiners to provide perspective on the preparation and prosecution of patent…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

New California Laws Prohibit Employers From Asking About Salary History

In a continuing effort to combat pay discrimination, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB 168 into law. Beginning January 1, 2018, all California employers are prohibited from seeking, by any means, salary history from an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Five Takeaways From Fenwick’s Sixth Annual Digital Health Investor Summit

Fenwick’s Sixth Annual Digital Health Investor Summit started on an upbeat note with Rock Health’s Megan Zweig sharing the venture fund’s mid-year funding report. After the uncertainty brought by the 2016 presidential election…more
 /  Health, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Top SCOTUS Cases Tech Companies Should Watch – Fall 2017 Preview

The upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term promises to be a big one, featuring a patent case that could be a game changer for many clients and a host of other cases that may affect how tech and life sciences companies deal with…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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