Why Choose Fenwick

Fenwick works closely with leading technology and life sciences companies that are changing the world through innovation. To keep pace with our dynamic clients, we are dedicated to building a diverse community of professionals and a culture where talented people thrive. We are proud of the opportunities that set us apart and encourage you to explore all we have to offer.

Our Origin Story. A Silicon Valley original, Fenwick launched in 1972 with a startup ethos and a vision for growing high-tech businesses.

A Focus on Technology and Life Sciences

With more than 1,000 professionals in our Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, New York, Shanghai and Washington, DC, offices, our goal is to be the best law firm in the areas most essential to our technology and life sciences clients.

  • Technology Group of the Year for five of the last eight years by Law360 (2021)
  • One of the world’s leading law firms working with technology companies by Chambers Global (2022)
  • Over 25% of Fenwick partners are recognized by Chambers Global or Chambers USA (2021)
  • Ranked No. 1 in The American Lawyer's Composite Ranking Index of key financial and diversity metrics (2021)
  • Law Firm of the Year finalist at the The American Lawyer industry awards (2021)


A Culture With a Growth Mindset

We work hard to achieve excellence, and we enjoy doing it. That’s due to our entrepreneurial and team-based approach, and to our growth-minded culture that values consistent improvement over a fixed set of expectations. Ours is a workplace where people and business thrive together.

  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times and Best Place to Work in New York City by Crain’s (2021)
  • Among the Top 15 Most Diverse Law Firms in the U.S. for the past six years by The American Lawyer (2021)
  • Among Seramount/Working Mother's 50 Best Law Firms for Women for a fourth year (2021)
  • Best national law firm for diversity, mentoring and pro bono programs in North America at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards by Euromoney (2021)

  • Achieved Mansfield 4.0 Certification Plus status from Diversity Lab for diversity in leadership (2021)

Clients That Challenge and Inspire Us

  • Airbnb
  • Amazon
  • Calm
  • Cisco Systems
  • Coinbase
  • Electronic Arts
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • HP
  • Intuit
  • Loxo Oncology
  • Netflix
  • Nextdoor
  • NortonLifeLock
  • Peloton Interactive
  • Proofpoint
  • Salesforce
  • ServiceNow
  • Upwork
  • Workday
  • Zuora
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    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.

  • Applicant Privacy Notice

    Fenwick collects and processes the personal information of job applicants and employees, from the submission of a job application, throughout the course of employment, and after the employment ends. Please read our Applicant Privacy Notice, which explains the kinds of information we may collect and how we intend to use and share that information.

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