MENLO PARK, Calif.–LAWFUEL – Litigation News Daily –Davis Polk & Wardwell today announced that Anthony Fenwick will join the firm as a partner in its Menlo Park office effective February 1, 2007. Mr. Fenwick will practice in Davis Polk’s intellectual property litigation group and will focus on complex patent and IP litigation cases. Prior to joining Davis Polk, Mr. Fenwick was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Fenwick brings to Davis Polk nearly 15 years of experience in complex patent and other IP litigation in a variety of technology sectors, including semiconductors, consumer electronics, Internet technology and biotechnology. He has substantial bench and jury trial experience in federal and state courts and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Fenwick received his law degree from Stanford and has spent his entire legal career in the Bay Area.
Davis Polk launched its Menlo Park-based IP litigation practice in early 2006 with the arrival of nationally recognized patent litigator Matthew Lehr. That practice builds on the resources and expertise of the firm’s preeminent litigation department and its growing IP transactional and advisory practice. The rapidly growing group represents leading Silicon Valley companies and established Davis Polk global clients across a broad range of industries in complex patent and other IP disputes.
“Our firm has made a strong commitment to expanding our capacity in IP and patent litigation in order to address the rapidly growing needs of our clients in this area,” said John R. Ettinger, Davis Polk & Wardwell’s managing partner. “Tony is a seasoned and exceptionally talented partner and is an important addition to this strategic practice.”
“Davis Polk is building a leadership IP litigation practice,” said Anthony Fenwick. “I am excited by the opportunity to join Davis Polk and help my new partners to build upon what has quickly become a successful and dynamic practice.”
About Davis Polk & Wardwell
Davis Polk & Wardwell has more than 600 lawyers, including 144 partners, practicing in offices in New York, Menlo Park, CA, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Long a leading adviser to technology companies, Davis Polk established its Menlo Park office in 1999. The office, now home to about 50 lawyers, including 13 partners, combines the firm’s traditional strengths in transactional, advisory and litigation work with its in-depth understanding of the unique attributes of technology companies and transactions.