Why a Career at Fenwick?

Fenwick & West was in Silicon Valley when there were more apricots than silicon. As a result of our history and experience, we are deeply integrated in the unique eco-structure of Silicon Valley, not only with entrepreneurs and their companies, but also with venture capitalists and investment bankers who help drive the area's constant innovation. We represent hundreds of exciting technology and life sciences companies that are redefining commerce, communications, digital health, entertainment and social media every day. We invite you to dig deeper into Fenwick & West to see what we have to offer YOU!

Like many of our clients, Fenwick proves that sophisticated, cutting-edge work performed at the highest level isn’t always a function of size. Our goal is not to be the biggest law firm, but rather the best law firm in the practice areas critical to our clients. How do we do it? Keeping our focus on what is important to our clients instead of trying to be a legal superstore.

At Fenwick, you’ll find intellectual stimulation in a remarkably collegial atmosphere. The firm’s smaller scale means that you’ll have significant responsibility and client contact. And with very little hierarchy, you’ll be practicing at the highest level for a first-rate group of clients that are doing remarkable things.

We evaluate all employees and applicants on the basis of their qualification without regard to race, religion, color, marital status, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, gender, genetic characteristics or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal employment laws. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all.

Read what people are saying about Fenwick​.

Law Students

Fenwick & West offers law school graduates a truly unique experience. Maybe it's because we're not your typical large firm. We're a mid-size, West Coast firm with a national presence—large enough to attract the biggest, first-rate clients—such as Cisco Systems and Google—yet small enough to maintain a collegial work environment. More

Entry Level

Most firms emphasize the same positive qualities, making it difficult to make meaningful distinctions among firms. We believe that the more you get to know the people at Fenwick, the more you will appreciate that Fenwick truly has a distinctive culture and approach to the practice of law.  More


At Fenwick, we recognize the enormous value that an experienced attorney can bring to the firm. If you're considering making a career move, we invite you to consider whether Fenwick is the right fit for you. We believe that the more you get to know Fenwick, the more you will appreciate that we have a truly distinctive culture and approach to the practice of law.  More

Professional Staff

We realize that talented professionals like you have choices when it comes to selecting an employer. And, with all the law firms emphasizing the same positive qualities, it makes it difficult to make meaningful distinctions among firms.   More