In 1991, Weil became the first truly global law firm to open an office in Silicon Valley to serve technology clients
Approximately 60 attorneys practice in Weil’s Silicon Valley office in five practice groups
The Silicon Valley Office is a thriving contributor to the firm’s remarkable record of success. The office boasts “gold standard” practice groups in the areas of Patent Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, Complex Commercial Litigation, Technology & IP Transactions and 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 successful and dynamic companies such as Apple, Cisco Systems, Core-Mark, eBay, Franklin Resources, Genstar Capital, Getty Images, The Gores Group, Hitachi, Life Technologies, Marvell, Maxim Integrated Products, Micron, Microsoft, NetApp, Numonyx, Panasonic, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Samsung, Sequoia Capital, Symantec, Texas Instruments, UnitedHealth Group, Viacom and Yahoo!
The success of the Silicon Valley Office is due in large part to our continuing commitment to investing in our people. Closely mentored by partners, associates at all levels of experience participate in client meetings, take and defend depositions, draft and argue motions, participate in trials and hearings structure deals, negotiate and prepare deal documents, and develop strategies to protect the intellectual property rights of companies. In addition to invaluable hands-on training, the firm takes great pride in its robust, formal training programs for attorneys and staff.