Gordon K. Davidson

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Gordon K. Davidson

Gordon K. Davidson

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Number of Awards

10

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Former Co-Chair, Securities & Corporate Finance at Fenwick & West LLP

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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Chair, Antitrust & Unfair Competition at Fenwick & West LLP

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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Co-Chair, Securities & Corporate Finance Practice at Fenwick & West LLP

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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Partner, San Francisco at Cooley LLP

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Gordon K. Davidson
Partner at Fenwick & West LLP
Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1974

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

Graduate Degree
Class of 1971

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Partner
Current

Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Advisor
Current

Founded in 1969, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is an SEC-registered broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is the primary broker subsidiary of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). They are a member of FINRA. Morgan Stanley & Co. provides debt and equity services including underwriting, M&A advice, securities dealing and brokerage and trade execution. Their client base ranges from large global institutional investors to hedge funds at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry.The firm's Sales & Trading division offers cash and electronic trading platforms where Morgan Stanley acts as principal (including as a market maker) and agent in executing transactions globally in equity and equity-related products. These products include equity swaps, options, warrants and futures overlying individual securities, indices and baskets of securities and other equity-related products. Morgan Stanley's Institutional Equity division is a global leader in the origination, distribution and trading of equity, equity-linked and equity-derivative securities. Their Fixed Income team deals in a diverse range of products including interest rate and currency products, credit products, derivatives and commodities.

Faculty Member
Prior

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Children's Health Council (CHC) has been helping children, teens, and families in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties as well as the greater San Francisco Bay Area for more than 60 years. Founded in 1953 by Dr. Esther B. Clark, one of Palo Alto's first female pediatricians, CHC started as a small organization committed to providing families access to multidiscipline, integrated care for disabled children. CHC's focus has evolved over time to serve children and teens with behavioral, emotional, developmental, and learning challenges. At Children's Health Council, we believe in the promise and potential of every child and teen. Our mission is to remove barriers to learning, helping children and teens become resilient, happy, and successful at home, at school, and in life. CHC helps kids with ADHD, Learning Differences (LD), Anxiety & Depression, and Autism Spectrum Disorders by promoting Social Emotional Learning, Academics, Executive Functioning, and Physical Development. Our quest is to remove social emotional and learning barriers for kids and families regardless of language, location or ability to pay.We serve 2,000 families each year, and another 2,000 individuals participate in our free parent and professional education workshops. CHC's five major divisions include: The Center for child/teen evaluation and therapy; Sand Hill School for K-7 students with language based learning differences; Esther B. Clark School, a therapeutic day school for kids grades 2-10; The Community Clinic providing behavioral health services to underserved families in Santa Clara County; and Parent and Professional Education, offering free classes and workshops to parents and teachers.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

BayBio brings together the collective strength and experience of the world’s most innovative and productive life science cluster, helping companies grow, connect and advocate to solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. BayBio provides comprehensive support and solutions tailored to the unique needs of nearly 1000 Bay Area life science companies and institutions, delivering tangible value through group purchasing savings, capital access, government affairs & advocacy, networking and best-practice sharing. BayBio also supports the future of bioscience innovation through the BayBio Institute’s work in science education, career development and entrepreneurship.

Political Donations
$1,000
2018

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$2,700
2018

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

$2,700
2015

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

Transactions
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Apollo Global Management LLC (Private Equity) purchases Shutterfly Inc.

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Upwork, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Bloom Energy Corp. issued Class A Voting Common Stock

Awards & Honors
2013
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law
2012
Daily Journal - Top 100 Lawyers in California
2011
Daily Journal - Top 25 Biotech Lawyers in California
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