Welcome to a new way of partnering with a top law firm.

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service backed by an AmLaw100 firm
that provides custom solutions for interim in-house legal needs.

Fast-growing companies get flexible, high-quality, in-house
legal support with predictable low-cost pricing.

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Experienced attorneys have access to premier clients
and the flexibility to choose their work schedules.

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About FLEX

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A SMARTER way of doing legal

We GET It!

We heard you and did something about it. While the law firm is ideal for high-value services, we understand that clients also needed a high-quality, less expensive solution for certain day-to-day legal needs. Many of our clients also want their attorney to work in-house with the rest of the client’s team. That’s how FLEX was born. Today, we tirelessly aim and pride ourselves in providing “just right” solutions for our clients’ everyday legal needs.

Quality, Quality, Quality

“FLEX’s excellent ability to match the highest quality attorney for our [client’s] needs” is regular feedback we receive from our clients. Our founding principle is to understand our clients’ businesses and to provide quality so that you can have peace of mind and efficient, cost-effective in-house legal assistance.

We ensure quality through our dual quality-control approach. First, the FLEX team conducts a rigorous recruitment and screening process to welcome only the best experienced, highly trained attorneys to our bench. Second, we don’t rely on algorithms to provide a cookie-cutter match. Our customized client development approach means you having an assigned go-to FLEX professional who actively listens in order to fully understand your particular legal needs. We work closely with you to provide a customized solution -- to find an ideal FLEX attorney under a flexible, cost-effective plan.

Redefine Success

Who said lifestyle and success can’t go hand-in-hand or that work-life-balance is a myth? That may have been the old legal industry, but today, FLEX is paving the way so that attorneys can have it all. The FLEX model provides talented, experienced attorneys a successful legal career with access, flexibility and control. FLEX gives attorneys the opportunity for flexible part-time and full-time in-house opportunities at cutting edge, quickly growing technology companies, empowering lawyers to “redefine success” in the current legal times.

The FLEX Team

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Carole Coplan
General Manager
Jesi Marquez
FLEX
Coordinator
Kathie Lee
Outreach & Marketing
FLEX Role

Carole is responsible for managing the operations and strategy for FLEX’s growing business. When she’s not cultivating growth at the office, you can find Carole farming wine grapes and making wine in Sonoma.

Pre-FLEX

Carole has served as general counsel at Responsys (now part of Oracle) and Epylon (acquired by Accenture LLP), and has also practiced in-house at other bay area tech companies. Most recently, Carole was the VP of Business Development at Cryptography Research (acquired by Rambus).

Education

Carole is a graduate of University of Florida and San Francisco Law School.

FLEX Role

Jesi is FLEX's left hand (literally). This south-paw provides general administrative support to the FLEX team.

Pre-FLEX

Prior to joining FLEX, Jesi studied and lived abroad in Switzerland and coached high school badminton at her alma mater in southern California.

Education

Jesi recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 where she double majored in Legal Studies and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies. GO BEARS!

FLEX Role

Kathie has fun getting her hands dirty in all things marketing for FLEX.  She gets a kick out of any opportunity to evangelize on the possibilities of a better tomorrow for the legal market in today’s behind-the-times legal service industry through FLEX outreach.

Pre-FLEX

Kathie’s adventurous career journey has come full circle from market growth strategy consulting to practicing law and heading up strategy and business development for law firms close and far.  Now, she is excited to flex her muscles for change in her geeky passions—legal market strategy and trend spotting.

Education

Kathie is a graduate of the NYC subway system, Brown University and Cornell Law School.

Donald Snead
Client
Development
Flex-o-tron
Community Robot
Jocelyn Chhabria
Client
Development
FLEX Role

Officially, Donald is responsible for attracting and retaining clients for FLEX’s growing roster. When he’s not keeping the peace at FLEX headquarters, Donald enjoys keeping up with current events on his native East Coast.

Pre-FLEX

Donald practiced as a corporate associate, first with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and later at Perkins Coie in their Emerging Companies practice. Prior to this, Donald was well on his way to becoming a professional student when reality kicked in.

Education

Donald is a graduate of New York, Harvard and Northwestern Universities (in that order).

FLEX Role

Flex-o-tron is our friendly neighborhood robot!

Pre-FLEX

When not working at FLEX, Flex-o-tron dreams of leading a robot uprising. ...just kidding!

Education

Flex-o-tron graduated from Robot University a few years ago and was immediately snapped up by us!

FLEX Role

Jocelyn coaches clients on how to resolve legal needs with the help of our talented legal MVPs.  Off the court, you can find Jocelyn on the go with family, friends or her trusty earbuds.

Pre-FLEX

Prior to FLEX, Jocelyn led a team of recruiters for a large staffing agency.  She started her career as a litigator, but traded in her briefs for attorney bios when she found herself job hunting for colleagues (and enjoying it more).  She sees FLEX as the perfect place to exercise her legal background and passion for attorney placement.

Education

Jocelyn is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law and San Diego State University.

Naomi Pilchen
Client
Development
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Friend of FLEX
Shelly Davalos
Attorney Hiring & Community Manager
FLEX Role

Naomi helps identify companies in need of FLEX’s help and stays on top of our clients in case our super attorneys need to go to the rescue. In her spare time, she’s scootering around town with her rescue dog, Stanley.

Pre-FLEX

Naomi was litigating when she realized that her favorite part of practicing was client relationships. So, she joined a legal staffing agency to gain in-depth business development experience. She's excited to help companies easily and quickly solve their legal problems with the help of FLEX. 

Education

Naomi is a graduate of UC Berkeley and UC Hastings College of the Law.

FLEX Role

You!

Pre-FLEX

You know better than we do!

Education

Recent entrant into FLEX University (we hope!)

FLEX Role

Shelly is the Attorney Hiring and Community Manager for FLEX.  When not working with our FLEX attorneys, you can find her enjoying time with her friends, family, and Daisy (the very lovable pooch they rescued from the streets).

Pre-FLEX

Prior to hanging up her attorney hat, Shelly was first a litigator and then practiced FDA regulatory law.  She then left her practice and worked to pair amazing attorneys with clients and law firms for a boutique legal recruiting company.

Education

Shelly earned her  B.A. from the University of California San Diego and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco. 

It's All About You

FLEX attorneys support our clients in a variety of ways, including:

FLEX attorneys provide a wide range of legal services, some of which include:

How can we help? Contact us to start a conversation.

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