Fenwick Named Best Independent Corporate U.S. Law Firm at International Legal Alliance Summit

Mountain View, Calif. (July 2, 2014) – Fenwick & West announced today that the firm received the award for Best USA Law Firm in the Independent Corporate Law Firm category at the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards ceremony (ILASA), which took place on June 19 in New York City.

ILASA recognizes leading law firms for their excellent annual results and lasting performance in management and leadership. Fenwick was chosen as Best Independent U.S. Corporate Law Firm from an impressive list of nominees by a jury of general counsel from Fortune 500 companies, based on their experience and market knowledge.

“The ILASA award confirms the national, and global, reach of our reputation for innovative, client-focused services and top-notch results,” commented Alan Smith, Fenwick partner and corporate group chair. “Fenwick’s focus on technology and life sciences companies gives our corporate M&A team a depth of understanding and analysis that comes from vast industry experience,” he added.

Fenwick has completed more than $300 billion in transactions in recent years, including significant acquisition programs for leading serial acquirers like Cisco Systems, Dropbox and Facebook. In the past two years, Fenwick attorneys have worked on nearly 300 mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate value of more than $73 billion.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to groundbreaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.