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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75 Fenwick Attorneys Distinguished in 2014 Super Lawyers

Mountain View, CA (August 20, 2014) – Fenwick & West announced today that 51 Fenwick attorneys have been recognized in the 2014 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers and Washington Super Lawyers magazines. Also, 24 Fenwick attorneys are recognized as Rising Stars.

Chairman Gordon Davidson is honored as one of the top 100 lawyers in Northern California for the 11th consecutive year. In addition, the Northern California Intellectual Property category continues to include more lawyers from Fenwick than from any other firm.

Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys annually through a patented selection process involving peer recommendations and third party research across 12 indicators of recognition and professional achievement. Selections are limited to the top five percent of attorneys in each state, with Rising Star selections awarded to no more than 2.5 percent.

Super Lawyers
Sally Abel – IP
Tyler Baker – Antitrust Litigation
David Bell – Securities & Corporate Finance
Andrew Bridges – IP Litigation
Bill Bromfield – Securities & Corporate Finance
Brian Buckley – Business Litigation
Mona Clee – Employee Benefits
Doug Cogen – Mergers & Acquisition
Rodger Cole – IP Litigation
Gordy Davidson – Securities & Corporate Finance
Dennis DeBroeck – Securities & Corporate Finance
Virginia DeMarchi – IP Litigation
Connie Ellerbach – IP
David Forst – Tax
Kate Fritz – IP Litigation
Jim Fuller – Tax
Stephen Graham – Business/Corporate
Larry Granatelli – IP
David Hadden – IP Litigation
David Hayes – IP
Dave Healy – Mergers & Acquisitions
Linda Henry – IP
Jen Huang – Business/Corporate
Scott Joachim – Business/Corporate
Dan McCoy – Employment & Labor
Stuart Meyer – IP
Charlene Morrow – IP Litigation
Kevin Muck – Securities Litigation
Susan Muck – Securities Litigation
Horace Nash – Securities & Corporate Finance
Mark Ostrau – Antitrust Litigation
Ralph Pais – IP
Lynn Pasahow – IP Litigation
Rajiv Patel – IP
Laurence Pulgram – IP Litigation
Hector Ribera – IP Litigation
Gregory Roussel – Mergers & Acquisitions
Michael Sands – Business Litigation
Mike Sacksteder – IP Litigation
Vic Schachter – Employment & Labor
Ron Schrotenboer – Tax
Michael Shuster – IP
Laird Simons – Securities & Corporate Finance
Alan Smith – Mergers & Acquisitions
Scott Spector – Mergers & Acquisitions
Emmett Stanton – Business Litigation
Mark Stevens – Business/Corporate
David Tellekson – IP Litigation
Jeff Vetter – Securities & Corporate Finance
Darryl Woo – IP Litigation
Mitchell Zimmerman – IP

Rising Stars
Carolyn Chang – IP Litigation
Grace Chen – Employee Benefits
Songmee Connolly – Business Litigation
Katherine Duncan – Corporate Governance
Michael Esquivel – Business/Corporate
Todd Gregorian – IP Litigation
Gregory Hopewell – IP
Derek Huoth – Business/Corporate
Jennifer Johnson – IP Litigation
Andrew Kim – Tax
Kee Bong Kim – Mergers & Acquisition
Bryan Kohm – IP Litigation
Liwen Mah – IP Litigation
Marybeth Milionis – IP Litigation
Marshall Mort – Business/Corporate
Idan Netser – Tax
Robin Reasoner – IP
Saundra Riley – Employment & Labor
William Skinner – Tax
Lance Stern – IP
Gaurav Sud – Business/Corporate
Ryan Tyz – IP Litigation
Kris Withrow – Mergers & Acquisition
Madeline Zamoyski – Technology Transactions

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies 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.