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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

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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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Fenwick & West Represents ABS Capital Partners in Private Equity Buyout of Innovation Interactive

June 12, 2007

Fenwick & West LLP represented ABS Capital Partners in the management-led buyout of Innovation Interactive Inc. from its parent company, Livedoor Japan. Innovation Interactive, based in New York, NY, provides search-centric digital marketing services and is the parent company of leading digital brands such as 360i and SearchIgnite. The buyout was funded by the management team and employees of Innovation Interactive and backed by ABS Capital. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Savvian Advisors LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Innovation Interactive and RBC Capital Markets acted as financial advisor to Livedoor Japan.

The Fenwick & West deal team included corporate attorneys Mark Stevens, David Michaels, Katrin Robb, Craig Menden, Matthew Rossiter, Shulamite Shen White, Michael Brown, Brian Hicks and Kristin O'Hanlon; technology transactions attorneys Stephen Gillespie and Tracy Randall; and tax attorneys David Forst and Timothy Fitzgibbon.


About Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm is ranked by Private Equity Analyst as the eighth most active U.S. law firm for private equity deals in 2006, by MergerMarket as one of the top five technology M&A practices in the U.S. and by International Tax Review as one of only seven "First Tier" law firms in the entire U.S.​​