Michael A. Sands

Former Co-Chair, Electronic Information Management Group at Fenwick & West LLP

Michael A. Sands

Michael A. Sands

Former Co-Chair, Electronic Information Management Group at Fenwick & West LLP

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(Fenwick & West LLP)
Michael A. Sands
Partner, Litigation

Mr. Sands' practice emphasizes representation of employers in employment and business litigation, with a particular focus on intellectual property disputes. Mr. Sands has handled cases through trial in state and federal courts, and has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Sands co-chairs the firm's Electronic Information Management Group, a cross-practice collaboration of attorneys and technologists focused on advising clients in the areas of electronic discovery, information management and retention/destruction protocols.

Mr. Sands is a member of the California Bar Association and the American Bar Association Sections on Intellectual Property and Litigation. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

While in law school, Mr. Sands served as co-chair of the Honors Moot Court Competition Board Problem Development Committee and was admitted to the Order of Barristers.

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Michael A. Sands
Former Co-Chair, Electronic Information Management Group at Fenwick & West LLP
Education
Class of 1995

Santa Clara University School of Law will educate its students to meet the challenges of a legal profession and society that are increasingly global, technologically sophisticated, and diverse. In fulfilling this vision, the Law School will educate its students to become lawyers of competence, conscience, and compassion. The Law School will also advance knowledge and justice through scholarship and service.

BA in Political Economy, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1992

Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The State Bar of California is California's official bar association. It is responsible for managing the admission of lawyers to the practice of law, investigating complaints of professional misconduct, and prescribing appropriate discipline. It is directly responsible to the Supreme Court of California. All attorney admissions and disbarments are issued as recommendations of the State Bar, which are then routinely ratified by the Supreme Court. The State Bar was legally established on July 29, 1927, when the State Bar Act went into effect.[5]:xiii–xix Today, the State Bar of California is the largest state bar association in the United States, with 242,000-plus members as of January 2013, of whom over 179,000 are on active status. It is headquartered in San Francisco, with branch offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Co-Chair, Problem Development Committee
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Career History
Co-Chair, Electronic Information Management Group
Prior - 2015

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.

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HP, Inc. purchases Opsware, Inc.

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