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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 >

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Fenwick Ranked as a Go-To Law Firm for Fortune 100 IP Litigation

October 6, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) — Corporate Counsel, the nation's leading publication for general counsel and in-house attorneys, recently released the results of its 2011 "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies" survey of outside counsel. Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that the firm was listed among the Top 10 IP litigation firms in the U.S., and Top 35 litigation firms overall, based on the number of Fortune 100 companies advised in 2010. Fortune 100 companies that Fenwick advises for IP litigation include HP, Amazon, Intel and Intuit.

To compile the list, Corporate Counsel searched public records to find outside counsel used by the Fortune 100 for intellectual property litigation, contracts litigation, labor litigation and torts litigation. The complete list is available here.


About the Fenwick & West IP Litigation Group

Fenwick & West attorneys have handled some of the most prominent IP litigation over the past two decades, including securing one of the 25 largest IP litigation payouts in U.S. history—a $400M settlement for its client Compuware against IBM, a $74.7M patent litigation verdict for client Asyst Technologies against Jenoptik—one of the top 20 largest IP litigation verdicts overall in the U.S. at the time, a $25.2M jury verdict for Informatica against Business Objects, a successful representation for Capcom against MKR to resolve copyright and trademark claims—a decision that was subsequently covered by the American Lawyer, IP Law360, and the Daily Journal, and extensive defense representations resulting in jury verdicts or summary judgments of noninfringement and/or invalidity. The firm is ranked as a "Go-To" law firm for litigation by The American Lawyer, by Vault as one of the top 20 U.S. law firms for IP litigation and counseling, by IP Law & Business as one of the top U.S. law firms that innovators rely on to protect their IP, as well as one of only 20 "Go To Law Firms on the Cutting Edge" for patent litigation, and was recently awarded "Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Law Firm" by American Lawyer Media for the firm's proprietary electronic discovery tools.