Fenwick Recognized as Number One U.S. Law Firm for Diversity in Second Straight Year

Mountain View, CA (May 4, 2012)– Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, the firm received the #1 ranking in MultiCultural Law Magazine's 2012 "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity" survey. The firm received additional rankings in the following categories:

  • Ranked 1st among the "Top Law Firms for Asian-Americans"
  • Ranked 2nd among the "Top Law Firms for Associates"
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 50 Law Firms for Partners"
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Law Firms for Women"

"We are extremely honored to have earned this top ranking for diversity for the second year in a row," said Fenwick diversity co-chair Felix Lee. "Diversity and inclusion are deeply rooted cultural values at Fenwick, and this recognition only inspires us to redouble our efforts, as we feel that there is still much work left to do, both at Fenwick and in the legal profession at large."

MultiCultural Law Magazine has rapidly established itself as a leading media advocate for law professionals by acknowledging the "movers and shakers" and celebrating the proactive achievements of law firms that continue to make a positive difference in the drive for diversity and inclusion. Annually, MultiCultural Law Magazine distributes surveys to law firms across the nation and derives their diversity statistics to later create the highly competitive "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity."

About Fenwick & West
Established in 1972, Fenwick & West works closely with clean technology, life sciences and other technology companies that are changing the world through innovation. The Diversity Committee at Fenwick works closely with law schools to increase our outreach to diverse student communities. Fenwick has been actively involved in various groups that work to promote diversity both in the legal profession and the community including the Asian American Bar Association, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The firm has also implemented diversity training, mentoring, assignment tracking and recruiting initiatives in order to strengthen diversity.