Podcast: The 2014 Bay Area Legal Market — A Conversation with Harvard Law School’s Office of Career Services


The Bay Area Legal Market – A Cheat Sheet (Litigation)

shutterstock_109409330As with Bay Area corporate practice, technology drives Bay Area litigation. Demand is high for patent and intellectual property litigators, and demand is extremely high for associates with technical degrees (particularly in electrical engineering, computer science or physics).

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The Bay Area Legal Market – A Cheat Sheet (Corporate Practice)

shutterstock_127070843Corporate practice in the Bay Area revolves around the representation of technology companies and investors (venture capitalists and private equity firms), and focuses on four primary areas:

  • emerging company/venture capital
  • mergers & acquisitions/capital markets
  • technology transactions (licensing)
  • private equity

The practice is geographically centered in Silicon Valley (SV) but the presence of technology companies in San Francisco is increasing rapidly and many firms have corporate practices in both places. Many corporate associates live in San Francisco and commute to Silicon Valley.

Read on for the top law firms in various corporate practice areas:
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