Silicon Valley

In 1991, the year that the internet became publicly available, Weil was the first global, non-California law firm to open a Silicon Valley office. Over a quarter century later, we continue to be a leader in this critically-important legal market.

About Weil's Washington DC Office

Our Practice

The Silicon Valley Office is a thriving contributor to Weil’s remarkable record of success. The office boasts “gold standard” practice groups in the areas of Banking & Finance, Complex Commercial Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, Patent Litigation, Technology & IP Transactions, and Strategic IP Counseling. All practice groups in the Silicon Valley Office share a common passion for innovation and technology as well as a commitment to efficiency and excellence.

These values have earned the office an impressive client list, including such leading companies and private equity firms as Adobe, Applied Materials, Core-Mark, eBay, Evercore, Facebook, Genstar Capital, Getty Images, The Gores Group, Illumina, Marvell Technology, Maxim Integrated, Micron, NetApp, Oracle, Silver Lake, Synopsys, Tesla Motors, TPG, Vonage, Walgreens and Yahoo.

Weil’s Silicon Valley M&A practice “lives up to its reputation of having top talent across the board, from junior associates to senior partners, and being well positioned to represent global clients in global matters.”

Chambers USA

The Silicon Valley office of this multiservice firm is known for its IP litigation practice and, in particular, for patent cases.”

Chambers USA

Pro Bono Initiatives and Community Service

Philanthropy is a cornerstone of the Silicon Valley office. Through its “Weil Gives Back” program, lawyers and staff collaborate with local charities, such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Progeria Research Foundation, Wardrobe for Opportunity, American Lung Association, and Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, with respect to meaningful, and often life-changing, community service and pro bono legal projects.

The Silicon Valley office’s dedication to the community is evident through its history of pro bono success.  For example, in 2015, Weil served as co-counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights and others in reaching a landmark settlement in the federal class action Ashker v. Governor of California that ended indeterminate, long-term solitary confinement in all California state prisons.

Over the years, Silicon Valley lawyers have also contributed thousands of hours of pro bono service to the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, including a recent case involving relief for a victim of family elder abuse. In recognition of the Firm’s commitment to providing pro bono legal services to communities in need, Weil was honored by the organization with the “Guardian of Justice” Award in 2016.

Awards and Recognition

  • Leaders in M&A and Private Equity: Craig Adas and Kyle Krpata recognized for both Corporate/M&A and Private Equity as leading lawyers in Chambers USA California.
  • Technology Savvy: Our lawyers advise 64% of the 2016 Fortune 500 technology companies based in Silicon Valley. 
  • Top Ranked Patent Litigators: Weil named IP Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation 2017, and recommended for Patent Litigation and Transactions in IAM Patent 1000 2016; Edward Reines named a 2016 Icon of IP by Law360
  • Award Winning Female Partners: Karen Ballack and Anne Cappella named among the 60 Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder in 2015 and 2016; Anne Cappella named 2016 Woman of Influence and Karen Ballack named 2015 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal