Fenwick & West has expanded to Southern California, opening an office in Santa Monica to accommodate the growing needs of its technology, life sciences and investor clients in the area. The new office reflects Los Angeles’ growing power in the tech and investor landscape. It will be led by partner Michael Brown, who’s joined by partners Faisal Rashid and Ran Ben-Tzur, along with five associates and staff members.
“It’s definitely flashy, being out in Santa Monica,” said Michelle L. Fivel, a partner at Major Lindsey & Africa who recruits for law firms in Los Angeles. “It just feels like they really are making an effort to be in the scene, closer to where their clients are.
”The new office location will likely attract the attention of associates interested in working for tech companies on Los Angeles’s west side, according to Fivel.