SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland announces today the opening of a San Francisco office, expanding its US presence to one of the top business, technology and legal markets in the country while creating new opportunities to strengthen its capabilities and worldwide footprint.
Baird Fogel, a highly regarded and experienced transactional attorney, has joined the firm from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as Partner in Charge for the new San Francisco office. Data privacy Partner Brandi Taylor, who is Eversheds Sutherland’s West Coast Technology Lead and counsels companies in product development, is relocating to San Francisco as well, further bolstering the firm’s Bay Area technology practice. Mr. Fogel and Ms. Taylor will expand the firm’s Bay Area corporate and data privacy capabilities, including M&A, contract negotiations, stock sales, advising on product development for gaming and emerging technologies, including blockchain and Web 3.0, AI, and virtual and augmented reality.
The Eversheds Sutherland San Francisco office will benefit from the global support of Eversheds Sutherland international partners, namely, M&A Partner Antony Walsh, Technology Partner and International AI Practice and Technology Sector Head Charlotte Walker-Osborn, both from the UK, and Partner and Global TMT Sector Head Nasser Ali Khasawneh from the firm’s Middle East practice, all of whom have significant client relationships in Northern California.