For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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30th Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Why you should attend

Staying up-to-date in the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC Reporting is a must. The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) completed their Revenue Recognition convergence project this year setting off a flurry of transition activity, and they have a multitude of other projects to stay abreast of. The SEC staff review process continues to challenge preparers with new areas of comment and new questions on perpetual favorites. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) agenda is full of projects that will impact registrants, as well as auditors; and of course, the PCAOB staff has provided a wealth of information about inspections findings, which are sure to impact upcoming audits. The Forum will help you understand the regulator’s hot button issues and the significant changes happening in accounting and auditing. Our expert faculty will offer practical advice, based on real-world examples, to give you the information and tools needed to successfully meet the current and future challenges in accounting and SEC reporting.

What you will learn

  • Important developments in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, including frequent accounting and disclosure comments and how to consult with the staff
  • In-process and recent SEC rules and updated staff guidance that will have a continuing impact on financial reporting
  • The potential changes in MD&A from the SEC’s disclosure effectiveness project and the PCAOB’s Auditor’s Reporting Model project
  • Key FASB developments: new accounting standards and updates in process
  • The latest on FASB major projects – Revenue Recognition is final, with Leases and Financial Instruments still in-process – adoption challenges, timetables, and tips on getting ready
  • How to stay out of trouble with the SEC: an update on the SEC’s Auditing and Reporting Task Force
  • Key focus areas and hot topics, including stock compensation and FCPA

Who should attend

SEC reporting professionals, including preparers of financial statements, partners of public accounting firms and their staff, lawyers and corporate legal staff, investor relations professionals, audit committee members, and others involved in preparation or review of the financial statements.​​