Mountain View, CA (June 9, 2016) – Fenwick & West has been recognized as one of the top law firms for diversity by both The American Lawyer and Law360 in their latest rankings.
The American Lawyer named Fenwick the fifth most diverse U.S. law firm, while Law360 named Fenwick among the Top 10 Firms for Minority Attorneys and 10 Best Law Firms for Asian-American Attorneys, as well as one of the Top Firms for Minority Equity Partners.
“Fenwick continues to strive to create an open and accepting environment that attracts and welcomes individuals from all different backgrounds and believes this helps make us a better and stronger law firm,” executive compensation partner and Diversity and Inclusion Committee co-chair Gerald Audant said. “It is an honor to be consistently recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in diversity practices. We will continue to work on growing diversity at our firm, the legal profession and the broader community.”
“It is gratifying to receive recognition for the Firm’s diversity efforts, and we have aspirations for the Firm to do even better,” said securities litigation partner and Diversity and Inclusion Committee co-chair Felix Lee. “There is still much to done at Fenwick and in the legal profession in general in the area of diversity and inclusion.”
For more than four decades, Fenwick has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources toward improving diversity efforts at every level. The firm actively recruits diverse attorneys, representing all races, genders, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and geographic and cultural backgrounds. Fenwick also places significant emphasis on the retention of diverse attorneys through professional development programs, mentoring and training.
More information about Fenwick’s diversity and inclusion efforts is available through fenwick.com. The full list of rankings is available through The American Lawyer website and the rankings for the Top 10 Firms for Minority Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firms for Asian-American Attorneys and Top Firms for Minority Equity Partners are available through the Law360 website (subscriptions required).
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