May 3, 2018
Mountain View, CA – Fenwick & West announced that the firm and several partners have been shortlisted for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards. The awards spotlight the best lawyers in respective practice areas and recognize firms for several initiatives, including diversity, innovation and pro bono work.
Euromoney honored Cindy Hess, Fenwick’s startup and venture capital co-chair, on the shortlist for best technology lawyer. The most innovative emerging and established tech companies look to Hess for their corporate transactional matters, from formation and venture capital financing to mergers, acquisitions and public offerings. She has been honored as one of the top 10 most trusted corporate counselors by The Recorder on its Trusted Advisors list and named among California’s top women lawyers by the Daily Journal.
Litigation partner Charlene Morrow was shortlisted among the best patent lawyers. With a nationwide trial practice, she is sought after by IT and life sciences companies for her patent litigation and patent licensing experience. Morrow handles a full range of issues for clients, including resolving antitrust, contract, copyright, standards claims, trade dress, trademark and trade secrets disputes.
Euromoney named tax partner Larissa Neumann to the shortlists for best in tax dispute resolution and best in transfer pricing. Her keen analytical skills and focus on providing practical solutions have earned her a reputation as a leading tax advisor for U.S. tax planning and tax controversy with an emphasis on international transactions. In 2017, Neumann was named the top woman lawyer for transfer pricing matters worldwide at Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards, and also honored by Silicon Valley Business Journal on its list of Women of Influence.
Trademark partner Karen Webb was recognized on the shortlist for best in trademarks. Webb counsels established and startup companies on brand strategy and the protection of brand assets, including brand creation, selection, protection, expansion and enforcement. She has extensive experience in the social media and internet space. In 2017, Webb was honored as one of The Recorder’s Women Leaders in Tech Law and the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a top 40 leader under age 40 in Silicon Valley.
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Fenwick is also shortlisted for best firm in North America for categories including gender diversity initiative, diversity, national mentoring program, work-life balance, pro bono work, talent management and women in business law. Fenwick was also named to the shortlist for the top law firm on the West Coast.
Euromoney’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards celebrate the accomplishments of leading firms and top women lawyers in the Americas. An awards ceremony honoring the final winners will be held on June 7. The full shortlist is available on Euromoney.
About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to leading technology and life sciences companies — at every stage of their lifecycle — and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions in areas 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. For more information, please visit fenwick.com.