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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 & West LLP Announces 2007 Relocation of San Francisco Office

January 21, 2007 (San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP announced today that after seven years at its Embarcadero Center West location, it will relocate its San Francisco office to 555 California Street. The custom-renovated 58,144 square foot office space has room for more than 100 attorneys and 70 staff. Seventy-seven attorneys will move into the office on Monday, January 22.

San Francisco office managing partner Laurence Pulgram said, "Fenwick & West has been a prominent part of the San Francisco legal landscape for the past seven years, and is rapidly expanding its practice in San Francisco. As our target technology and life sciences clients thrive in the city and the areas that immediately surround San Francisco, the resulting growth stretched our capacity in the Embarcadero Center West offices. This move allows us to prepare for additional anticipated growth in the foreseeable future."

Managing Partner Kate Fritz commented, "We were really bursting at the seams. Our new offices are more than a third larger than the Embarcadero Center West offices, and most importantly, they give us room to grow."


About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West works closely with technology and life sciences companies that are changing the world through innovation, and the investors that finance them. The firm has more than 30 years of experience crafting innovative solutions to the business challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and the law. Fenwick & West clients, who range from start-up ventures to global enterprises value our attorneys' deep industry experience and understanding of their technologies. More information about the firm's expertise is available at www.fenwick.com.

More information on our office move can be found at www.fenwick.com/sfrelocation.

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