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 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.
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.
With more than 1,000 lawyers across 17 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a leading global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dynamic technology and life sciences companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer product companies, consulting and accounting firms, and other market leaders come to us for our knowledge, innovation, and business aptitude.
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.
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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.
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.