Fenwick Honored as a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area for 11th Consecutive Year

Mountain View, CA (April 25, 2017) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that, for the 11th consecutive year, the firm was recognized among the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

The publication honored Fenwick as one of the top 10 large Bay Area companies (250-999 employees), and the top law firm in this category. The award recognizes Bay Area companies that have “exceptional workplaces and value the contributions of their employees.”

“Our focus on fostering a collaborative, team-oriented culture is a competitive advantage that has always set our firm apart,” Fenwick chair Richard Dickson said. “It creates a rewarding work environment and earns us points with clients who consistently note that our approach leads to top-quality service.”

Pat Lyden, Fenwick’s chief human resources officer, added, “We are grateful to be recognized for the 11th year in a row. We’ve strived to make the firm a friendly and open working environment that strengthens us as creative problem solvers.”

In their profile of Fenwick, the Times and the Journal highlighted the firm’s work to create opportunities for individual development and career growth that include the firm’s staff tuition reimbursement program, Fenwick University Programs that facilitate attorney development at all stages of their careers, and mentoring programs that help employees grow and further their careers by sharing knowledge, experiences, goals and planning strategies.

The publications also cited popular perks that Fenwick employees can enjoy, including the SoFi student loan refinancing program, an onsite gym, transportation allowance, wellness programs, supplementary child/adult care, flexible work hours and a Health Advocate program that helps lawyers and staff navigate challenging healthcare issues.

The Best Places to Work rankings were based on employee responses to a wide range of questions that covered workplace environment, management communication, benefits and compensation.

Companies were honored at an awards celebration held on April 18 in San Francisco. The entire list of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2017 is available through the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal websites.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, visit fenwick.com.