Sarah Fergusson Chambless

Partner, Fenwick & West

Sarah is a partner in the Santa Monica office of Fenwick & West. Her practice focuses on technology companies, specifically in the areas of start-up company formation, early- and growth-stage finance, technology licensing and regulatory considerations, venture capital investment transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. She also advises investors on their venture investments.

Sarah is passionate about serving entrepreneurs and VCs alike. She periodically guest lectures at UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Blackstone Launchpad Start-up Accelerator. In the past she has served as a panelist in "Lean Startup Machine" competitions and guest lectured, moderated panels or spoken at events for the UCLA Center for Memes, UCLA Extension, Claremont McKenna College, Women Founders’ Network, Digital LA, the SoGal Startup Summit, and Sustainatopia. She was selected as one of Variety’s “Hollywood New Leaders: Lawyers,” in 2013, and have been a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2015.

Prior to attending law school, she taught elementary school in Compton, California as a Teach for America corps member from 2002 to 2005.