Founded in 2000, the Firm's Silicon Valley Office has grown into an impressive team of more than 50 business lawyers who focus on the challenges and opportunities of technology companies, as well as the venture capital funds and investment banking firms that finance these enterprises.
Lawyers in Silicon Valley represent leaders in diverse technology industries, including software, internet, digital media, information technology, semiconductor, energy, and life sciences. Our skilled M&A, capital markets, emerging growth, venture capital, private equity, and general corporate lawyers advise companies through all stages of growth - from corporate formation and venture capital financings to public offerings and global expansion. We help clients build and protect their intellectual property through patent prosecution, brand protection, and intellectual property enforcement. Our intellectual property litigators are exceptional trial lawyers, often with technical backgrounds, who understand and efficiently handle complex patent, copyright, trade-secret, licensing, and trademark disputes. Deploying depth of experience in a broad range of legal disciplines, we also assist clients with complicated business issues through our nationally recognized commercial litigation, and securities litigation, labor and employment, employee benefits and executive compensation, investigations and white collar defense, and antitrust teams. The Silicon Valley Office works closely with the Firm's four other California offices and with Jones Day offices worldwide to provide a complete array of legal services.
The Silicon Valley Office contributes generously to improving the quality of life in our community. For example, our lawyers are involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the San Mateo County Public Health Department and Social Services, the Special Olympics, Friends Outside in Santa Clara County, the Family Giving Tree, and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. Our pro bono projects include assisting victims of domestic violence, working with family members to obtain guardianship of abandoned children, and assisting nonprofit organizations.