January 18, 2017


The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project is proud to be sponsored by some of the top law firms providing legal services to startups and technology companies.


Cooley LLP

Cooley is one of the premier startup law firms, with consistent recognition for its VC-backed transactions, general emerging companies practice, and innovation in legal practice.  With offices in all the major startup hubs, including Boston, San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, and European and Asian branches, Cooley has a constant thumb on the global startup ecosystem.

Fenwick & West LLP

For over four decades, Fenwick has represented prominent companies including large public corporations and start-up innovators. Through working with these companies, it has gained valuable experience in the technology and life science sectors. Further, it has received first-tier rankings in the information technology, intellectual property litigation, and patent litigation practice areas.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Founded over 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick has expanded well beyond the west coast to over 25 offices globally. The firm has been recognized for several consecutive years as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America and is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. With strong litigation, transactional, and compliance practices, Orrick has a strategic focus on three sectors: Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

For six decades, Wilson Sonsini has represented technology innovators throughout virtually every stage of innovation. From the beginning, the firm has played an active role in Silicon Valley’s technology landscape through working with promising entrepreneurs. It has also been involved with significant technology innovations such as the semiconductors and computers developed in the 1970s and 1980s to today’s social media platforms.


Goodwin Proctor LLP

Founded over a century ago in Boston, Goodwin has over 1000 lawyers in 10 offices around the world and is renowned for providing top-notch services to founders, investors, and Fortune 500 clients.  Goodwin is regularly recognized by the likes of U.S. News-Best Lawyers, Law360, and Chambers USA for its Life Sciences and IP practices.

Gunderson Dettmer

With over 400 lawyers across 10 locations worldwide, Gunderson Detmmer has accrued significant experience representing clients within the emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, and venture financings practice areas. The firm places a specific emphasis on meeting the legal and advisory needs of venture and growth technology and life science entities.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Founded in 1934 in Los Angeles, Latham is now one of the largest law firms in the world, with more than 2,700 attorneys across the globe. Its top-notch emerging companies practice is supplemented by its world-class general corporate capabilities in M&A, capital markets, and finance, all of which are highly recognized by Chambers USA, Am Law, Vault, etc.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

With a team of more than 2,200 lawyers, Morgan Lewis has gained widespread recognition within the transactional, corporate, litigation, and regulatory practice areas. It has served clients within major industries such as technology, retail and e-commerce, financial services, and energy. Further, it continues to pride itself on its nearly 150 years of success through an emphasis on working to enhance its clients’ interests and an integration of its global network.

Ropes & Gray LLP

Founded in 1865, Ropes & Gray is a global full-service law firm with 11 offices and over 1400 attorneys. Ropes is continually highly ranked across a wide range of practice areas by Chambers USA, Vault, and U.S. News, with top-rankings in Health Care, Private Equity, Emerging Companies, and M&A.