Blake W. Martell

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Blake W. Martell

Blake W. Martell

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Blake Martell focuses his practice on equity compensation and employee benefits.

Blake negotiates and drafts employee benefits and equity compensation-related components of mergers and acquisition transactions. Blake also advises clients regarding structuring their equity compensation and employee benefits plans, including drafting such plans. He has particular expertise in equity-based plans; corporate governance and disclosure; tax, securities and accounting treatment with respect to equity awards and plans; pension plans; welfare plans and retention/bonus plans.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Blake was an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Littler Mendelson.

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Chair, Antitrust & Unfair Competition at Fenwick & West LLP

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LLM in Taxation
Class of 1998

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD
Class of 1997

The University of San Francisco School of Law strives for excellence in education underscored by a deep commitment to justice. The law school pursues excellence in a humane, diverse, and intellectually vibrant learning community of outstanding teachers and scholars dedicated to training ethical professionals. Consistent with the Jesuit tradition, the law school contributes to society by inspiring the pursuit of justice and serving the many communities—from the academic to the professional and the local to the global—of which it is a part.

BA in European History
Class of 1993

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. The campus covers 7,309 acres (2,958 ha), making it the largest within the 10 campus University of California system. UC Davis also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The University of California, Davis campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning 7,309 acres (2,957.8 ha) across two counties: Yolo and Solano. Though named after the City of Davis, the campus is technically located adjacent to the City of Davis in an unincorporated part of Yolo and Solano counties. The main campus is located 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Sacramento in the Sacramento Valley, part of California's Central Valley, and is adjacent to Interstate Highway 80. The Davis campus is the only school within the UC system with an airport, just west of main campus, and is one of two UC schools with its own fire department; the other being UC Santa Cruz. The campus is also conveniently located approximately an hour away from both San Francisco and the Napa Valley and two hours from Lake Tahoe. It is also one of only three schools in the University of California system, the others being UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, with a nuclear lab.

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Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Littler Mendelson PC provides legal services. The company specializes in employment, law, counseling and defending corporations in the areas of compliance, labor, employment, and benefits. The company also provides seminars and training materials. The company was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

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Adesto Technologies Corp. purchases Echelon Corp.

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Chegg, Inc. purchases StudyBlue, Inc. from Great Oaks Venture Capital, Foley Ventures LLC

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Chegg, Inc. purchases WriteLab, Inc. from Learn Capital LLC, Kapor Capital, New Schools Capital LLC

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