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 >

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Allicense 2014 - The next generation of DealMaking

The dealmaking landscape has shifted. Not only have we witnessed a change in its leaders, but many of them believe that medium sized biopharma companies are more active and innovative than their large pharma counterparts. Today, big pharma companies may even be seen tapping into biotech dealmaking leaders for their top posts.

For nearly two decades, Allicense has been bringing together the key players in the Pharma, Biotech, and Financial communities to tackle today’s most relevant issues and shape the future of the industry.

Network and engage with 200+ deal makers at the only event that focuses exclusively on key issues facing the industry.

Event Overview

  • Over 40% attendees are SVP level and above
  • 200+ qualified dealmarkers
  • Editorially driven program lead by next generation of dealmakers advisory committee

Why Attend?

  • MEET the dealmakers redefining the sector
  • DISCUSS key issues that face the industry
  • LEARN about innovative deals and structure shaping the future

Who will be there?

This conference will be of particular interest to you if you belong in any of the following categories:

  • Dealmakers
  • CEOs
  • CBOs
  • VPs & Directors of Business and Corporate Development
  • General Partners from Venture Firms


About Allicense

The 2014 Allicense Conference is the leading event for dealmaking, licensing and business development professionals, and is hosted by Thomson Reuters. Recap, originally founded in 1988 and the driving force of Allicense, is now part of Thomson Reuters. Integrating Recap solutions with the best-in-class coverage of industry R&D intelligence in Cortellis, solidifies Thomson Reuters as the leading provider of intelligence for the life sciences Business Development and Licensing market. The integrated offering provides customers with a single source of insight allowing them to more quickly and reliably ensure that they are finding the right partnership opportunities, and that they are structuring the deal terms that maximize the value those partnerships contribute to their business.