March 16, 2007 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce a two-year financial commitment to Pride Law Fund – one of the oldest LGBT legal advocacy and education groups in the United States. The Fenwick & West sponsorship is one of the largest PLF has received since its inception over 20 years ago.
"This generous contribution enables PLF to commit to a number of initiatives we would not have been able to undertake without Fenwick's support," stated Angela Dalfen, co-chair of the PLF Board. "As an all-volunteer organization, financial contributions go directly to our advocacy and education efforts, including our post-graduate law fellowship program. This will have a tremendous impact. We hope Fenwick's leadership will spark other organizations to follow suit."
"We were impressed with the PLF accomplishments to date and realized an ongoing financial commitment could provide a significant boost to PLF's ability to secure important advances in civil rights for the LGBT community, as well as people with HIV/AIDS," stated Kate Fritz, Managing Partner at Fenwick & West. "We look forward to a long and successful partnership with PLF."
In addition to the firm's financial contribution, Daniel Brownstone, a senior associate in the Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Group, is a member of the PLF Board of Directors.
Fenwick & West provides legal services to technology and life sciences companies of international prominence, from emerging innovators to Fortune 500 enterprises. Commitment to pro bono advocacy and community support has been a core firm value since it's inception in 1972. Fenwick & West attorneys provide approximately 16,000 hours of pro bono services to individuals and organizations who could not otherwise afford legal counsel. More about the firm's community and pro bono efforts are available on its website.
Pride Law Fund promotes the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community, and people living with HIV and AIDS, by funding legal services and projects and by sponsoring education and outreach. Pride Law Fund has been the fiscal agent for fledgling grass-roots, community based, non-profit organizations, assisted innovative academic programs, supported the development and distribution of legal and educational materials, and financed independent and documentary film projects to educate the public. Now in its twenty-sixth year, Pride Law Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable organization.