Firmwide

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360 for three of the past five years (2020)
  • More than 25 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global (2020)
  • Recognized by The American Lawyer as one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States by revenue (2020)
  • Honored as a Law360 Powerhouse in recognition of the firm's technology and life sciences work, including significant M&A and investment deals and a succession of major litigation wins (2019)
  • Recognized among the five largest law firms in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal (2020)
  • Ranked among the top ten law firms in the U.S. for diversity by The American Lawyer (2020)
  • Honored among North America's most innovative law firms bythe Financial Times (2018)
  • Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times for twelve consecutive years; Fenwick is the highest ranked law firm overall and one of only three law firms recognized (2018). Also ranked among the Best Places to Work​ in New York City by Crain's. One of only seven law firms honored on Crain’s entire list, Fenwick was ranked sixth overall — and was the top-ranked law firm — in the midsize companies category (2019)
  • Honored with the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Beacon of Justice award for helping increase access to justice for low-income individuals (2014)

International

  • Recognized by Chambers Global for excellence in technology and tax law, as well as corporate/M&A work in Israel (2020)
  • Eleven Fenwick partners recognized by Chambers Global in the top tiers for global excellence in intellectual property, litigation, corporate and tax work (2020)
  • Received Global Tech Deal of the Year award from Global M&A Network for representing GitHub in its $7.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft Corporation​ (2019)
  • Received Global Deal of the Year award from Global M&A Network for representing Ireland-based King Digital Entertainment in its $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision Blizzard (2016)
  • Received Asia Pacific Private Equity Deal of the Year award from Global M&A Network for the firm’s role in Giant Interactive’s $3 billion going private transaction (2015)
  • Received China Deal of the Year by the China Business Law Journal for the firm’s role in Giant Interactive’s $3 billion going private transaction (2014)

Corporate

  • Honored as a Capital Markets Group of the Year by ​​Law360 (2020)
  • Ranked Tier 1 nationally for startups and emerging companies work by Chambers USA​, as well as in California for venture capital; also ranked nationally for M&A and corporate work, in California for capital markets and employee benefits and executive compensation, and in Washington for corporate and commercial representation (2020)​
  • Named among America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms by Forbes (2019)
  • Recognized as the Technology Law Firm of the Year by Global M&A Network for five consecutive years (2019)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 in the highest tier nationally for technology transactions, as well as venture capital and emerging companies work. Also honored among the United States’ leading firms for M&A and capital markets (2019)
  • Ranked one of the top law firms nationally for venture capital law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® (2019)
  • Recognized by Global M&A Network with the USA Corporate Deal of the Year award for representing Workday in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Adaptive Insights (2019)
  • Honored by Global M&A Network with two Deal of the Year awards for representing King Digital Entertainment in its $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision Blizzard and representing Symantec in its $7.4 billion sale of Veritas Technologies Corporation to an investor group led by The Carlyle Group (2016)
  • Handled the year's largest venture-backed IPO, Fitbit's $732 million IPO (2015)
  • Named M&A Mid-Market Team of the Year by The Legal 500 (2015)
  • Honored by Global M&A Network with the Technology Deal of the Year for the firm’s role in WhatsApp’s $19 billion acquisition by Facebook, and the Asia Pacific Private Equity Deal of the Year award for the firm’s role in Giant Interactive’s $3 billion going private transaction from Global M&A Network (2015)
  • Handled five of the year’s top 10 venture capital-backed tech exits, including both the largest venture-backed IPO and venture-backed acquisition on behalf of the target (2014)​
  • Named Emerging Companies Group of the Year by The Recorder (2014)

Litigation

  • Honored in the highest tier nationally and in California by World Trademark Review 1000 for outstanding work in trademark enforcement and litigation (2020)​
  • Selected as one of the top firms in California for securities litigation by Chambers USA (2020)
  • ​Named one of just six finalists for Tech Litigation Department of the Year in The Recorder’s California Leaders in Tech Law and Innovation Awards (2019)
  • Selected as one of the top firms nationally and in California for trademark, copyright and patent litigation by Managing Intellectual Property (2019)
  • Secured first-tier national rankings for IP litigation and patent litigation and a first-tier San Francisco ranking for commercial litigation and securities litigation in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms (2019)
  • Recommended among the top patent litigation shops in California, New York and Washington in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners​ ​(2019)​
  • Recognized as a go-to law firm for IP litigation by in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies in Corporate Counsel magazine (2015)
  • Named California’s Securities Litigation Department of the Year by The Recorder (2013)

Intellectual Property

  • Named U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year at the Global IP Awards (2020)
  • Recognized in the highest tier nationally and in California for both trademark prosecution and trademark litigation in World Trademark Review 1000 (2020)​
  • Recognized as the largest IP law firm in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal (2020)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm for intellectual property and a Tier 1 firm in California for IT & Outsourcing: Transactions (2020)
  • Honored as U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property in 2018​ and by IP Media Group at the inaugural Global IP Awards in 2019
  • Named one of the top U.S. and California firms for copyright, trademark and patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property (2019)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Fenwick in the top tiers nationally and in San Francisco and San Jose for patent law. The firm also ranked among the leading firms for copyright and trademark law nationally and in San Francisco and San Jose (2019)
  • Recommended nationally for patent transactions in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2019)​
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 in the highest tier nationally for patent licensing and technology transactions. Also recognized as a national leader in patent prosecution, copyright and privacy (2019)
  • Noted by Law360 as having one of the largest IP practices in the U.S. (2014)

Tax

  • Recognized for excellence in tax work by Chambers Global and Chambers USA (2020)
  • Named San Francisco & Silicon Valley Firm of the Year by International Tax Review ten times (2019)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 as a leader in domestic and international tax and tax controversy (2020)
  • Ranked in the first tier for tax law in San Jose in the Best Law Firms guide released by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Also ranked among the leading tax litigation firms in San Jose (2019)
  • Awarded First Tier status as one of the World’s Leading Tax Planning Firms (2018) and as one of the World’s Leading Transactional Firms by International Tax Review (2019)
  • Awarded first tier status every year by World Tax Review, most recently in the 2019 guide (2019)
  • Named the U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year by International Tax Review (2017)​
  • Named the U.S. West Coast Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year by International Tax Review (2016)
  • Honored with two Tax Deal of the Year awards by International Tax Review at the Americas Awards Dinner in the financial services and media & entertainment categories (2017)

Diversity, Sustainability & Culture

  • Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times for twelve years; Fenwick is the highest ranked law firm overall and one of only three law firms recognized (2018). Also ranked among the Top 100 Best Places to Work in NYC by Crain's (2019).
  • Ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity by The American Lawyer (2020). Also ranked the number two law firm for minority attorneys among similar size firms and a top 10 law firm for minority equity partners by Law360 (2020).
  • Recognized as having both the best mentoring and the best pro bono program in North America by Euromoney at its Americas Women in Business Law Awards for six straight years (2019). Also recognized as the best North American firm for women in business law for the third time in the last four years (2019).
  • Annually receive 100% score (A+ rating) on The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for Fenwick’s pro-LGBT policies and working environment (2020)​
  • Received the San Mateo County Legal Aid Society’s Guardian of Justice Award (2017)
  • Named Philanthropist of the Year by Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley (2015)
  • Received the Animal Legal Defense Fund's Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award (2015)
  • Recognized by The National Law Journal on its Pro Bono Hot List, which recognizes the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for pro bono work (2014)
  • Honored with the Beacon of Justice award by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association for helping increase access to justice for low-income individuals (2014)
  • Received the San Francisco Business Times’ 2014 Community Impact Award for the firm’s Virtual Pro Bono Project, which uses technology to bring legal services to low-income people in rural areas (2014)
  • The first U.S. law firm to have a LEED-CI Platinum-certified office (our Seattle office) — we additionally have a LEED-EB Gold-certified office in Mountain View, CA. — and the first law firm certified by Santa Clara County (the county covering most of Silicon Valley) as an environmentally sustainable Green Business
  • Received the Business Environmental Award for Sustainable Built Environment in recognition of the firm’s state-of-the-art Green Data Center by Acterra, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs (2012)

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