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Fenwick & West Makes Its Third Two-Year Commitment to Pride Law Fund Contribution

Mountain View and San Francisco, CA (January 3, 2012) – Fenwick & West LLP is proud to announce a two-year financial commitment to Pride Law Fund—one of the oldest groups in the United States supporting legal advocacy, civil rights and education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and persons with HIV and AIDS. This will mark Fenwick's sixth year of contributing to the Pride Law Fund (PLF) and its programs to promote LGBT rights through the funding of fellowship opportunities for law students seeking experience in legal issues of concern to the LGBT community.

"This generous contribution enables PLF to commit to a number of initiatives we would not have been able to undertake without Fenwick's support," stated John Unruh, chair of the PLF Board of Directors. "As an all-volunteer organization, financial contributions go directly to our fellowship programs, including our summer fellowships for current law students and post-graduate fellowship for recent law school graduates. This will have a tremendous impact. We hope Fenwick’s leadership will spark other organizations to follow suit."

"For over 30 years, PLF has made a direct impact on the LGBT community with its educational programs, targeted outreach and organization of fiscal support for legal services," said Kate Fritz, Managing Partner at Fenwick & West. "Fenwick is proud to support these programs and enhance PLF’s growth by promoting its mission.”

In addition to the firm's financial contribution, Daniel Brownstone, Of Counsel in the Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Group, is a member of the PLF Board of Directors and serves as its Treasurer.

Additional information about the Pride Law Fund can be found on the PLF website.

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 firm has more than 30 years of experience crafting innovative solutions to the business challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and the law. Fenwick & West clients, who range from start-up ventures to global enterprises, value our attorneys' deep industry experience and understanding of their technologies. The firm is ranked by Minority Law Journal as one of the top five most diverse law firms in the United States.

About Pride Law Fund

Pride Law Fund promotes the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community, and people living with HIV and AIDS, by funding legal services and projects and by sponsoring education and outreach. Pride Law Fund has assisted innovative academic programs, supported the development and distribution of legal and educational materials, and financed independent and documentary film projects to educate the public. Now in its thirty second year, Pride Law Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable organization.

Contacts:

Daniel Brownstone
Fenwick & West
(415) 875-2358
dbrownstone@fenwick.com

Jim Bertoldi
Pride Law Fund
jim@pridelawfund.org

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