Silicon Valley

Overview


The growth of our Silicon Valley office has played an integral role in the Firm’s west coast expansion. Based in Menlo Park, we collaborate seamlessly with lawyers across all of McDermott’s offices and practices, making client service our first priority. Our legal and business experience is as diverse as the needs of our clients.

Our lawyers and scientific professionals advise clients across a broad range of corporate, intellectual property, tax and litigation matters. We serve a wide array of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, alcoholic beverages, gaming, computer hardware, software, networks and communications. We are also actively involved in Firm management and are committed to the Bay Area community.

Our Silicon Valley groups and individual lawyers have gained local, national and international recognition for our consistent, high-quality counsel by publications such as Chambers USA and The Legal 500. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of our Silicon Valley office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.

Bill Gaede is the managing partner of the Firm’s Silicon Valley office.

People


We combine personal passions with industry and legal prowess to deliver for our clients every day.

Directions


By Car from North (San Francisco)

  • Take US-101 South
  • Take the Willow Road West exit (404B) onto Willow Road toward Menlo Park
  • Turn right on Middlefield Road
  • Turn left on Linfield
  • Turn left into first driveway (155 Linfield) and proceed straight to lobby entrance

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • San Francisco International Airport
    South McDonnell Road & South Link Road
    San Francisco, CA 94128
  • Start out going East on T-1 Turnaround
  • Go straight toward hourly parking
  • Merge onto US-101 South toward San Jose
  • Take the Willow Road West exit (404B) onto Willow Road toward Menlo Park
  • Turn slight right onto Willow Road
  • Turn right onto Middlefield Road
  • Turn left on Linfield
  • Turn left into first driveway (155 Linfield) and proceed straight to lobby entrance

By Car from South (San Jose)

  • Take US-101 North
  • Take the Willow Road West exit (404B) onto Willow Road toward Menlo Park
  • Turn right on Middlefield Road
  • Turn left on Linfield
  • Turn left into first driveway (155 Linfield) and proceed straight to lobby entrance

Public Transportation via Caltrain Commuter Rail

  • Caltrain provides rail service between San Francisco and San Jose. Menlo Park is located between these two cities. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) connects San Francisco International Airport to the Caltrain rail system at the Millbrae Station.
  • Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto station. A taxi ride from the station will take around 15 minutes and will cost approximately $30 OR take Caltrain to the Menlo Park station. A taxi ride from the station will take around 10 minutes and will cost approximately $20. (Note that the Palo Alto station provides more transit connections than the Menlo Park station.)
  • For traffic information, please call 511 from within the San Francisco Bay Area or +1 510 817 1717 from outside the San Francisco Bay Area or visit 511 Bay Area for transit information.