Four Fenwick Partners Recognized As Leading Women in Business Law

Mountain View, CA (November 23, 2015) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that partners Sally M. Abel, Connie Ellerbach, Jennifer Fuller and Karen Webb were honored in Expert Guides' 2015 Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, the legal industry's guide to the world’s top female legal practitioners. Abel, Ellerbach and Fuller were previously recognized in 2012 and in the Guide’s inaugural edition, published in 2010. Webb debuted on the list this year.

Recognized as outstanding women practitioners in the United States, the four were honored for expertise in their respective practice areas. Abel, Fenwick’s trademark group chair, was listed among the leading trademark lawyers, along with Ellerbach and Webb. Fuller was honored as one of the top tax lawyers.

Abel is also ranked as the top trademark lawyer in the United States by Who’s Who Legal, along with winning other international, national, state and Silicon Valley accolades. She was named an IP Trailblazer and Pioneer by The National Law Journal, recognized as a Women Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder and is ranked by Chambers USA as a top IP attorney.

Ellerbach has also been consistently honored by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s foremost trademark lawyers. World Trademark Review 1000 and Super Lawyers repeatedly rank her among the best trademark and IP lawyers in California.

For the past two years consecutively, Euromoney named Jennifer Fuller the Best in Tax Dispute Resolution. She has also has been included in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisors and Guide to the Leading U.S. Tax LawyersInternation​al Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, and International Tax Review's Leading Lawyers in the Western U.S. ​and Best Tax Advisers in North America.

Webb, who Fenwick elected to the partnership in 2013, was also honored by the World Trademark Review (WTR)​ this year as an “international trademark and domain development expert.” She is listed among the leading trademark enforcement and trademark prosecution attorneys in California. WTR's profile calls her "a font of creative solutions when challenges and restraints present themselves.

The Expert Guides lists are published by Legal Media Group, the legal publishing arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor. For more than two decades, Expert Guides have provided in-house counsel with access to the world's leading business lawyers in specific areas of law. The organization asks senior practitioners or in-house counsel in more than 90 jurisdictions to nominate candidates outside their own firms for each practice area. ​Expert Guides rank lawyers in 36 practice areas or categories.

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