Gordon K. Davidson

Gordon K. Davidson is a partner in the Corporate Group and Chairman of the law firm of Fenwick & West LLP, a law firm specializing in high technology matters. Fenwick & West is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices in San Francisco, California and Washington, D.C. Mr. Davidson advises high technology companies, including Internet, computer software and electronics companies as well as medical technology companies.

Mr. Davidson's clients range from start-ups to publicly traded companies. His practice also emphasizes mergers and acquisitions of technology companies. He has chaired the Practising Law Institute programs on Private Placements and Mergers &Acquisitions of High Technology Companies.

Mr. Davidson is a member of the state bar of California. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1970 with a B.S. in electrical engineering and received an M.S. in computer systems from Stanford in 1971. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 1974 and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Prior to and during law school, Mr. Davidson worked as a computer systems engineer at Stanford Research Institute and at Measurex Corporation. Following law school, he was a law clerk for Judge Ben C. Duniway in the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Mr. Davidson was recognized by the National Law Journal in June 2000 as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America, by Forbes Magazine in February 2001 as one of the 50 Most Powerful Venture Capital Dealmakers and by Upside Magazine in October 2001 as one of "100 People Who Changed Our World."


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