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

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 recently, Fenwick is expanding its presence beyond the west coast and China, into the rest of the world.

Foley Hoag LLP

Founded in Boston in 1943, Foley Hoag represents a wide range of clients across life sciences, health care, energy, and international arbitration areas. Foley is recognized regularly for its’ legal work by ranking publications, and Vault has continually placed Foley as among its’ ‘Best Law Firms to Work For.’

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.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Founded in 1934 in Los Angeles, Latham is now one of the largest law firm 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.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C.

With over 450 attorneys and offices across the United States and internationally, Mintz is a full-service law firm founded and headquartered in Boston. Mintz is ranked highly across a wide range of practice areas, particularly in healthcare and life science.

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.

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.