William R. Schreiber

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

William R. Schreiber

William R. Schreiber

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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William Schreiber concentrates his practice on representation of start-up companies from incorporation through an initial public offering or acquisition and representation of public companies in acquisitions and joint venture activities. Bill's clients range from venture-financed start-up companies to publicly traded companies.

Bill has represented numerous private, VC-backed companies, primarily in internet, software, semiconductor, networking and life science technologies, and currently include Adara Media, BountyJobs, Denali Software, Enkata Technologies, ImageShack, Joby, Nexenta, Nexsan, Permuto, Pivotal Systems, Precise Software, Queplix, Rhythm NewMedia, Silver Peak Systems, Slideshare, SpinMedia, SuccessFactors, Sunrise Telecom, Tidemark Systems, Uber Technologies, Uptake, Vudu, Weebly, WhiteHat Security, Wordnik, Xignite, and Zappos.com. He has also represented several venture capital firms, including Apex Partners, Azure Partners, Baseline Ventures, Benchmark Capital, DCM, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Greylock Partners, Harrison Metal Ventures, InterWest Venture Partners, JAFCO Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Opus Capital Ventures, Palo Alto Venture Partners, Rembrandt Venture Partners, Sierra Ventures, Sigma Partners, Storm Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Venrock.

Bill has represented the following companies through their initial public offering: Alantec, Ascend Communications, FiberTower Corporation, Enlighten Software, GoRemote Internet Communications, Homestore.com, Puma Technology, Raytel Medical, SuccessFactors and Vantive.

Bill has represented the following companies, among numerous others, through their acquisition: Ascend Communications' $19 billion acquisition by Lucent Technologies; FiberTower's $1.5 billion merger with First Avenue Networks; Zappos.com's $1.2 billion acquisition by Amazon.com; Integrated Systems' $460 million acquisition by Wind River Systems; Denali's $315 million acquisition by Cadence Design Systems; TriVida's $180 million acquisition by BeFree; Slideshare's $119 million acquisition by LinkedIn; Siliquent's $85 million acquisition by Broadcom and Vudu's acquisition by WalMart Stores.

The additional public companies he has represented include Adaptec, Biovail, Castelle, Philips Electronics and Siemens.

Prior to receiving his law degree, Bill earned a C.P.A. in California in 1990 while working at Deloitte & Touche.

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William R. Schreiber
Partner at Fenwick & West LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1993

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, commonly referred to as Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation, with acceptance rates lower than every school except Yale and Stanford. The Department of Jurisprudence was founded at Berkeley in 1894. In 1912, the department was renamed the School of Jurisprudence, which was then renamed the School of Law in 1950. The School was originally located in the center of the main UC Berkeley campus in the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, built in 1911 with funds largely from Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt donated in memory of her late husband, John Henry Boalt. In 1951, the School moved to its current location in the new Boalt Hall, at the southeast corner of the campus, and the old Boalt Hall was renamed Durant Hall. In April 2008, the law school rebranded itself from "Boalt Hall" to "Berkeley Law", in order to more closely tie the law school's name with the campus upon which it resides. The administration hopes that this move will further increase the law school's prestige, since people will now associate it with the Berkeley campus.

B.S. in Finance & Accounting
Class of 1988

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Partner
Tenure Unconfirmed

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.

Professional
Prior

Deloitte & Touche LLP engages in the provision of audit, advisory, financial advisory, tax, and consulting services. The company was founded on March 7, 1995 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Spotify Technology SA purchases Preact, Inc. from Trinity Ventures LP, Atlas Venture, Inc., BOLDSTART VENTURES MANAGEMENT LLC, Bee Partners LLC, Launchpad LA LLC, Root Ventures Management LLC, Karlin Ventures LLC

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A10 Networks, Inc. purchases Appcito, Inc. from Atlas Venture, Inc., Sand Hill Angels, Inc., March Venture Capital Management Services LLC

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Rakuten, Inc., Ebates, Inc. purchase Shopular, Inc. from Foundation Capital LLC, Sequoia Capital, Y Combinator LLC

Awards & Honors
1990
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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William R. Schreiber is affiliated with Fenwick & West LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP

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