For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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65 Fenwick Attorneys Distinguished in 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers

Mountain View, CA (July 11, 2013) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that 44 Fenwick attorneys have been named 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers, as published in San Francisco magazine, Sacramento Magazine and Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, and 21 Fenwick attorneys are recognized as Rising Stars. Chairman Gordon Davidson is honored as one of the top 100 lawyers in Northern California for the 10th consecutive year. In addition, the Intellectual Property category continues to include more lawyers from Fenwick than from any other firm.

Super Lawyers identifies “outstanding” attorneys annually through a patented selection process involving peer recommendations and third party research across 12 indicators of recognition and professional achievement.
Overall, 65 Fenwick attorneys were honored as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars across 12 different practice areas.
Super Lawyers
Sally Abel – IP
Tyler Baker – Antitrust Litigation
David Bell – Securities & Corporate Finance
Andrew Bridges – IP Litigation
Douglas Cogen – Mergers and Acquisition
Rodger Cole – IP Litigation
Gordon Davidson – Securities & Corporate Finance
Dennis DeBroeck – Securities & Corporate Finance
Virginia DeMarchi – IP Litigation
Connie Ellerbach – IP
Michael Farn – IP
William Fenwick – IP Litigation
David Forst – Tax
Kathryn Fritz – IP Litigation
James Fuller – Tax
Lawrence Granatelli – IP
David Hadden – IP Litigation
David Hayes – IP
Linda Henry – IP
Scott Joachim – Business/Corporate
Daniel McCoy – Employment & Labor
John McNelis – IP
Stuart Meyer – IP
Charlene Morrow – IP Litigation
Kevin Muck – Securities Litigation
Susan Muck – Securities Litigation
Mark Ostrau – Antitrust Litigation
Ralph Pais – IP
Lynn Pasahow – IP Litigation
Rajiv Patel – IP
Laurence Pulgram – IP Litigation
Hector Ribera – IP Litigation
Michael Sands – Business Litigation
Michael Sacksteder – IP Litigation
Victor Schachter – Employment & Labor
Ronald Schrotenboer – Tax
Michael Shuster – IP
Laird Simons – Securities & Corporate Finance
Emmett Stanton – Business Litigation
Mark Stevens – Business/Corporate
Jeffrey Vetter – Securities & Corporate Finance
Jedediah Wakefield – IP Litigation
Darryl Woo – IP Litigation
Mitchell Zimmerman – IP
Rising Stars
Carolyn Chang – IP Litigation
Grace Chen – Employment Benefits/ERISA
Songmee Connolly – Business Litigation
Katherine Duncan –Corporate Governance
Michael Esquivel – Business/Corporate
Todd Gregorian – IP Litigation
Derek Huoth – Business/Corporate
Jennifer Johnson – Business Litigation
Andrew Kim – Tax
Kee Bong Kim – Mergers & Acquisition
Bryan Kohm – IP Litigation
Liwen Mah – IP Litigation
Marybeth Milionis – IP Litigation
Ranjit Narayanan –IP
Robin Reasoner – IP
William Skinner – Tax
Lance Stern – IP
Matthew Stewart – Business/Corporate
Tai Lui Tan – Securities Litigation
Ryan Tyz – IP Litigation
Kris Withrow – Mergers & Acquisition
About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. Fenwick’s award-winning trademark group is one of the largest trademark practices at a full-service law firm focusing exclusively on all aspects of trademark counseling. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies, helping some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.