The Decision to Become a Lawyer in Silicon Valley

Gordon Davidson, Fenwick & West, LLP

Gordon caught the startup bug while working for Measurex, but wondered if there was a way he could work for multiple startups at a time, as an advisor for many companies rather than as an executive at just one. He attended law school and Apple was one of his first clients. He deeply regrets not accepting Steve Job’s request to pay the $500 legal fees in stock instead of cash!