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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


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Fenwick & West Represents Intuit in $1.35B Acquisition of Digital Insight

November 30, 2006

Fenwick & West LLP represented its client Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) in its acquisition of Digital Insight Corporation (NASDAQ: DGIN), a leading provider of on-demand banking services to mid-market banks and credit unions in the U.S. Together, the companies will serve more than 5,000 financial institutions, nearly 25 million consumers and 7 million small businesses. Intuit will pay $39 per share in cash for each Digital Insight common share, for a total purchase price of approximately $1.35 billion. The transaction is subject to regulatory review, Digital Insight shareholder approval and closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first calendar quarter of 2007.

The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys Gordy Davidson, David Michaels, Jeff Vetter, Craig Menden, William Hughes, Garth Bossow, Christian Lymn, Kristin O'Hanlon, Shannon O'Sullivan, Gerald Audant, Matthew Rossiter and Jennifer Hill; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Scott Spector, Blake Martell, Tahir Naim, Mona Clee, Elizabeth Gartland and William Herochik; technology transactions attorneys Lisa Kenkel, Sergio Garcia, Michael Egger, Jennifer Stanley, Michael Blum, Rochelle Levy Karr, Catherine Manley, Ben Longoria, Spencer Glende, Darren Hutchins, Christopher Joslyn, Lance Stern, Chad Woodford and Tracy Randall; patent attorneys Stuart Meyer, Michael Farn and Parker Zhang; copyright attorney Mitchell Zimmerman; trademark attorney Karen Marie Kitterman; antitrust attorney Mark Ostrau; litigation attorneys Michael Sands and Allen Kato; securities litigation attorneys Kevin Muck and Felix Lee; employment practices attorneys Vic Schachter, Patrick Sherman and Mary Wang; and tax attorneys Ron Schrotenboer, Adam Halpern and Neal Gordon.

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 MergerMarket as one of the top 5 technology M&A practices in the U.S. and by Corporate Board Member as one of the top 5 corporate law firms in northern California for publicly traded companies.