Mountain View, CA (June 23, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Fenwick & West earned recognition from Euromoney Legal Media Group as the best national firm for women in business law at the annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards.
Fenwick partner Larissa Neumann received the Women in Business Law Award for Best in Transfer Pricing and Julia Ushakova-Stein earned the Rising Star in Tax award.
Fenwick was also well represented among the shortlist finalists for the awards, with the firm up for recognition in a total of six categories. Partner Charlene Morrow was shortlisted for among the best patent lawyers; partner Jennifer Fuller for best in tax; partner Larissa Neumann for best in tax dispute resolution; partner Cynthia Hess for best in technology; and partner Karen Webb for best in trademark.
Fenwick is committed to the professional and personal growth of women in law and strives to make the support and professional development of women a core value—one that is embodied in recruiting and retention, mentoring, professional development and diversity initiatives, and in the resources and benefits made available to women.
Fenwick's mentoring programs—which include efforts to support new lawyer integration, provide associates with practical career guidance and offer meaningful assistance with practice and client development—are a key component of the firm's support for women in the law.
The firm was also recognized as the best firm for pro bono work in North America and as having the best mentoring program in North America for the fourth year in a row. The awards recognize the individuals, teams and firms setting a new standard in progressive work practices and leading the way in their field.
Fenwick’s pro bono program includes civil rights, child advocacy and political asylum work, as well as impact litigation. In the past three years, Fenwick lawyers have logged over 50,000 pro bono hours valued at over $20 million in fees. Last year alone, the firm donated more than 19,000 hours valued at more than $9 million.
The full list of winners is available through the International Financial Law Review website.
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, please visit fenwick.com.