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Top Go-To Law Firms in Silicon Valley
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Summary: A list of some of the top law firms for the elite power players of Silicon Valley. 

Technology hub, Silicon Valley, can be a paradise for rainmaking entrepreneurs, investors, coders, and everyone in between. With all that money and technology centered in one place, it’s understandable that the power players in the area need a good lawyer to help them out with everything – from protecting their ideas to polishing up their employee manuals.


So what are some of the go-to law firms in Silicon Valley? JD Journal did some investigating, and here’s some of our top choices. Do you agree or disagree? Are there firms that you recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

The Go-To Law Firm To Sue People Who Stole Your Idea

Alston & Bird‘s Silicon Valley office focuses on obtaining and protecting a broad range of intellectual property rights for clients in the technology industry. The law firm has 90 attorneys dedicated to IP litigation, so if anyone plagiarizes your ideas, you know who to call.

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The Go-To BigLaw Firm for Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs 

Perkins Coie opened its Silicon Valley branch in 1998, and since then, it has represented clients on a wide spectrum of business legal issues. For entrepreneurs seeking to take their fledgling company and turn it into a multi-million or in some cases, billion dollar publicly-traded company, Perkins Coie, is there to help. Additionally, in 2012, the firm launched StartUp Percolator to help entrepreneurs create legal documents to form a Delaware “C” Corporation at no charge.

The Go-To General Counsel for Tech Executives 

Doug Mandell of the Mandell Law Group is well-known in the tech community, and he has served as general counsel for companies such as LinkedIn and Tornado Development. Before forming his own boutique, he was an attorney at Orrick, Herrick & Sutcliffe.

The Go-To Law Firm for Your Trademark Needs

Fenwick & West LLP is known as one of the best intellectual property firms on the West Coast, and it’s even better known for its trademark expertise, having prosecuted thousands of trademark applications. With a reputation for being unabashedly pro-geek, Fenwick has a proven track record helping Silicon Valley clients with all of their trademark protection and infringement needs.

The Go-To Boutique for All Your Employment Needs

Located in San Jose, Silicon Valley Law Group has helped local companies with all of their employee needs, which include compliance and compensation counsel. According to their website, they often are there to help companies in the beginning stages of their formation so that they can draft policies and practices that could help prevent issues such as discrimination or harassment in the future.

What are some other great law firms in Silicon Valley and why? Let us know in the comments below.



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