Public Company Directors Rank Fenwick & West Top Firm for Northern California

June 23, 2006

Fenwick & West was voted one of the top five corporate law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area by corporate directors of publicly traded companies. The ranking is based on responses of almost 1,400 directors at NASDAQ, NYSE or American Stock Exchange listed companies who participated in this year's annual survey conducted by Corporate Board Member magazine.

Directors are asked to vote for top corporate law firms nationally and in each of the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. This is the first year Fenwick & West was ranked by the survey, reflecting the firm's growing status as a "go to" firm for publicly traded companies in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and beyond.

About Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. In addition to the recent ranking by Corporate Board Member, the firm is ranked by International Tax Review as one of only seven "First Tier" law firms in the entire U.S. and by MergerMarket as one of the top 5 technology M&A practices in the U.S., with #1 rankings in multiple quarters.