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.  Cooley also offers pro bono support to HLEP by advising some of our student-run client teams.

Fenwick & West LLP

Founded in Silicon Valley, Fenwick has been a leader in startup and technology legal practice for decades.  With the opening of its first east coast office in New York this year, Fenwick is expanding its presence beyond the west coast and China for the first time.  HLEP is excited to bring on Fenwick as a partner in sponsorship and team advising, especially since Fenwick is home to some of our own HLEP alumni.

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. Goodwin also contributes its expertise to HLEP by supervising client project teams.

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

WSGR has deep roots in the bay area and has long been a premier law firm advising technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises around the world. Today, Wilson Sonsini is also a leader in tech licensing transactions, technology financings and M&A, and securities class actions. WSGR has been a strong partner to HLEP for many years, and we are exceedingly grateful for their expertise in the space and their support for our students and our clients.