Fenwick & West Ranked as Number One U.S. Law Firm for Diversity

May 9, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West, a leading technology and life sciences law firm, is pleased to announce its rankings by MultiCultural Law Magazine in the publication's 2011 "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity" survey. The firm received placements in the following categories:

  • Ranked 1st in the highly competitive "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity" primary listing
  • Ranked 1st in the "Top 25 Law Firms for Asian-Americans" listing
  • Ranked 4th in the "Top 50 Law Firms for Associates" listing
  • Ranked 12th in the "Top 50 Law Firms for Partners" listing
  • Ranked among the "Top 100 Law Firms for Women"

"Receiving a first place ranking for diversity efforts is an honor an accomplishment for firm," states Felix Lee, co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee. "To be seen as a leader in this area of our business has been a priority of the firm since its inception, and this recognition only further inspires our efforts for progression."

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 & West works closely with the attorney recruiting department to increase outreach at law schools targeted to diverse student communities and Fenwick has been actively involved in various groups and activities 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), the ABA Section of the Litigation Committee for the Minority Trial Lawyer and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The firm has implemented diversity training, mentoring, assignment tracking and recruiting initiatives in order to strengthen diversity. In its efforts to embrace diverse heritages, the firm hosts cross-cultural celebrations, including Cinco de Mayo and Chinese New Year.


Felix Lee
Co-Chair, Diversity Committee

Michael J. Shuster, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, Diversity Committee