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 >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  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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3rd Annual Litigator & Corporate Counsel Forum on Managing Complex ITC Litigation

The Frequency and Costs of ITC Litigation Have Reached New Heights. Join the Who’s Who of the ITC Bar to Discuss the Most Cutting-Edge Litigation and Case Management Strategies in this Rapidly Evolving Area!

Returning to the West Coast based on popular demand, American Conference Institute is pleased to be holding its 3rd Annual Litigator & Corporate Counsel Forum on Managing Complex ITC Litigation.

New for 2013, the program includes more in-depth, focused sessions that delve into the most hot button issues and challenges in the world of ITC litigation. This unique event will provide attendees with a combination of the latest updates and practical guidance from a stellar faculty of ITC decision-makers and staff, as well as senior-level in-house counsel and highly respected members of the 337 bar.

Pre-conference Workshop:

What Every Practitioner Should know about Motion Practice at the ITC: An In-Depth, Practical Guide to Drafting, Asserting and Arguing Key Motions During 337 Investigations

Darryl Woo, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
Curt Holbreich, Partner, K & L Gates

During this in-depth session, gain practical litigation strategies from recognized experts in ITC motion practice. Learn about the biggest pitfalls to avoid, and the most effective strategies for winning your case before it starts. The working group leaders will discuss best practices, and will also engage in case studies and hands-on exercises for dealing with real-life scenarios. Attendees will also benefit from helpful speaker-prepared reference materials and ample opportunity to ask questions during the session.

As more cases are brought before the ITC, it is critical to ensure that you are up-to-speed on how to adjust your approach to the unique context of the ITC. This working group will also cover real-life examples and key missteps to avoid at the motion drafting stage and beyond.

The in-depth discussion will include a special focus on proven strategies for drafting and arguing discovery motions, including:

  • Motions to compel
  • Motions to compel contentions
  • Motions in limine
  • Motions for summary determination
  • Motions for sanctions — when it is ripe to allege abuse of power
  • Motions to intervene — considering the timing post-Kyocera
  • Motions to amend the pleadings
  • Motion for temporary relief