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For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Nearly 15 percent of Fenwick partners named America's Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA and Chambers Global
  • Selected as a "Go-To" law firm by in-house legal departments at Fortune 500 companies in Corporate Counsel magazine
  • Named to The National Law Journal's inaugural "Intellectual Property Hot List" for outstanding patent, copyright, trademark and IP litigation services

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We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

Mountain View Office
Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
650.988.8500

San Francisco Office
555 California Street
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
415.875.2300

Seattle Office
1191 Second Avenue
10th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
206.389.4510

SAN FRANCISCO

555 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
T: 415.875.2300
F: 415.281.1350

Other Fenwick Locations
Mountain View Office
Seattle Office

Driving Directions to the San Francisco Office

From US 101 North

Cross the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE on US-101
Slight left at LOMBARD STREET/US-101
Turn right at VAN NESS AVENUE
Turn left at BUSH STREET
Turn left at KEARNY STREET
Turn right onto CALIFORNIA STREET
The main entrance to 555 California Street will be half way down the block on your right. To access the building's parking lot, one must go around the block to the PINE STREET entrance to the building (CALIFORNIA to MONTGOMERY, right on MONTGOMERY, right on PINE STREET).

From US 101 South

Take I-80 E towards BAY BRIDGE/OAKLAND/SEVENTH STREET/(US-101 NORTH)
Slight left at LOMBARD STREET/US-101
Merge onto I-80 EAST
Take the FOURTH STREET exit towards EMBARCADERO
Merge onto BRYANT STREET
Turn left onto 3RD STREET
3RD STREET becomes KEARNY STREET
To access the building's parking lot, one must go around the block to the PINE STREET entrance to the building (CALIFORNIA to MONTGOMERY, right on MONTGOMERY, right on PINE STREET).

From 280 South

Take the 101 NORTH Exit
Take I-80 E towards BAY BRIDGE/OAKLAND/SEVENTH STREET/(US-101 NORTH)
Merge onto I-80 EAST
Take the FOURTH STREET exit towards EMBARCADERO
Merge onto BRYANT STREET
Turn left onto 3RD STREET
3RD STREET becomes KEARNY STREET
Turn right onto CALIFORNIA STREET. The main entrance to 555 California Street will be half way down the block on your right.
To access the building's parking lot, one must go around the block to the PINE STREET entrance to the building (CALIFORNIA to MONTGOMERY, right on MONTGOMERY, right on PINE STREET).

From Oakland/East Bay

Take I-80 W over the BAY BRIDGE
Take the Fremont St exit
Turn left at Fremont St
Continue on Front St
Turn left onto CALIFORNIA STREET
Guest parking is available in the underground lot on this block, accessible going west on PINE STREET.

Public Transportation

555 California Street is accessible by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), MUNI underground, bus and ferry. You can use the Transit Trip Planner at 511.org to plan your route.

BART/MUNI Underground

The office is located within four blocks of the Montgomery underground station. From Montgomery Station, head north on Montgomery until you reach California. Make a left on California. 555 California Street is at the corner of Kearny and California.

Bus

555 California Street is accessible via a number of MUNI buses (see the Transit Trip Planner at 511.org).

Ferry

Take any bay ferry to the World Trade Center/Ferry Building. Cross Embarcadero and go west on Market. Turn right on Drumm. Turn left on California and head west on California. 555 California is past Montgomery at the corner of Kearny and California.

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