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 Midyear SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

​Why You Should Attend:

Our Midyear Forum is designed to keep you up-to-date with the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC Reporting. The Division of Corporation Finance reviewed more than 4,000 issuers last year; the review process continues to challenge issuers with new areas of comment and new approaches to old issues. The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) standard-setting agenda provides a wide range of complexity from simplification topics to major projects such as leases. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has a full standard-setting agenda as well, impacting issuers as well as auditors. This year’s 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 necessary to successfully meet the current and future challenges in SEC reporting.

What You Will Learn:

  • Important developments in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and Office of Chief Accountant, including frequent accounting comment and consultation areas.
  • The status of new SEC projects, rules and staff guidance.
  • How cybersecurity issues impact your organization, steps to take now and disclosure guidance for various scenarios.
  • An update on the Disclosure Effectiveness project how it could change MD&A and other disclosure items.
  • Key accounting develo​pments: new accounting standards updates from the FASB and updates in process.
  • The latest on transition issues related to the new Revenue Recognition Standard and a potential delay in adoption.
  • The latest on FASB major projects – Leases and Financial Instruments – adoption challenges, timetables, and tips on getting ready.
  • An update on PCAOB rulemaking and the likely effects on auditors and their clients.
  • How to stay out of trouble with the SEC.

Who Should Attend:

SEC reporting professionals, including those involved in the preparation 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.​​​​​​