Fenwick & West LLP Receives Award for Professional Vendor of the Year

December 1, 2006 (Mountain View/San Francisco, CA) – On behalf of Fenwick & West LLP, partner Vic Schachter, member of the firm's Litigation Group and Chair of its Employment Practices Group, accepted the Professional Vendor of the Year award from technology client Synopsys, Inc. Synopsys presented the award on November 16th at its annual off-site retreat for the Office of the General Counsel. Schachter, who was instrumental in achieving a significant litigation victory for Synopsys this past year, was the ideal recipient to accept the award for the firm.

The award, the first of its kind at Synopsys, was created by General Counsel Brian Cabrera to recognize outside vendors for achieving the highest standards of professional quality and client care.

"Given Fenwick & West's service level commitment and its outstanding execution, it's no surprise that the firm is our honoree this year," said Cabrera.

The award was given in recognition of the strong collaborative relationship between Fenwick and Synopsys throughout the years – a relationship that hit an "all time high" this past year when Synopsys prevailed in litigation involving a 17-day jury trial.

According to Cabrera, "Fenwick & West definitely knows about quality client service, as demonstrated by the results they achieved for us in our recent litigation and as typified by Vic's recent presentation to us on the "Ten Commandments of Client Service." This 'best practices' approach is evident in all they do for us."

About Fenwick & West

Established in the heart of Silicon Valley in 1972, Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to high technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. More than 250 attorneys work with clients that range from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in EDA software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market, enabling the development and production of complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has offices in more than 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.