Gordon Endow is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees LLP. He is a past chair of the firm's Business Transactions Practice Group, and an active member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, as well as our Diversity Committee. Mr. Endow specializes in corporate transactions and litigation that involve intellectual property, including venture capital financing, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), technology development and licensing, privacy, e-commerce, and protection of and disputes over IP.
Mr. Endow devotes most of his time to transactional matters. He focuses on industries in the high technology sector (including software, hardware, IT, telecom, and biotech) and in the cloud. Because every company has intellectual property, he also counsels clients and drafts and negotiates agreements for manufacturers, consumer products goods companies, and services companies in all sectors, including international, health care, real estate, energy, sports and entertainment, hospitality, construction, wine, and financial services.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Endow practiced law in-house for a large telecommunications company. He knows how to work with internal clients, to provide maximum value to the client, and how best to make his in-house colleague’s job easier. He serves as outside general counsel for many company clients, with his broad and deep knowledge of contract, IP, competition, employment, governance, and shareholder issues.
At Gordon & Rees, Mr. Endow has had extensive IP and commercial litigation experience, including multi-billion dollar complex contract cases. He both prosecutes and defends against claims of patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and privacy violations.
Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California
Philanthropy/Community Service Committee, Stanford S.F. Club
International Law Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Business Law Section, State Bar of California
Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of California
Licensing Executives Society (past)
J.D., Georgetown University
B.A., Economics, Stanford University
Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property and International (2004-2006)