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:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


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

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

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

Shanghai Office
Unit 908, 9/F, Kerry Parkside Office
No. 1155 Fang Dian Road
Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201204
P.R. China
+86 21 8017 1200


Seattle Office

1191 Second Avenue
10th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
T: 206.389.4510
F: 206.389.4511

Other Fenwick Locations
San Francisco Office
Mountain View Office
Shanghai Office

Driving Directions to the Seattle Office

From Seattle/Tacoma Airport

Head south on International Blvd
Turn right (signs for Sea-Tac Airport) and go 1.5 miles
Merge onto WA-518 W via the ramp to WA-509/Burien and go 2.0 miles
Take the exit onto WA-509 N toward Seattle and go 5.2 miles
Continue on WA-99 N and go 4.4 miles
Exit onto Seneca Street and go 2.2 miles
Garage entrance is on Seneca Street on the right, or
Turn right at Second Avenue for the building entrance

From the South on I-5 North

Take the Seneca Street exit (Exit 165) on the LEFT and go 0.2 miles
Turn slight left to merge onto Seneca Street and go 0.2 miles
Proceed through intersection for garage entrance on left side of Seneca Street, or
Turn left at Second Avenue for the building entrance

From the North on I-5 South

Take exit 165B to merge onto Union Street and go 0.4 miles
Turn left at Second Avenue and go 0.1 miles for the building entrance, or
Turn right at Seneca Street for garage entrance on left side of street

From the East on I-90 West

Take exit 2C for I-5 N toward Vancouver B.C. and go 0.9 miles
Follow signs for Convention Place/Madison Street, merge onto 7th Avenue and go 0.4 miles
Turn left at Seneca Street and go 0.3 miles
Proceed through intersection for garage entrance on left side of Seneca Street, or
Turn left at Second Avenue for the building entrance

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