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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 >

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

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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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Fenwick & West Makes Two-Year Commitment to Pride Law Fund – Contribution will fund important LGBT civil rights initiatives

January 5, 2010 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased 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 fourth year of contributing to the Pride Law Fund (PLF) and its programs to promote LGBT rights through the funding of fellowships providing legal services, education and outreach.

"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 Norman Carlin and Sherbeam Wright, Co-Chairs of the PLF Board. "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."

"PLF's programs, including the post-graduate fellowship, enable its fellows and their organizations to provide immediate legal services for issues that would otherwise be overlooked, therefore directly impacting the opportunities and rights of the LGBT community," said Kate Fritz, Managing Partner at Fenwick & West. "We proudly support this organization as it continues to sponsor work to develop legislative strategies and provide legal education on behalf of the LGBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS in tandem."

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 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 fellowships for law students and recent law school graduates providing legal services and working on special projects, education and outreach. Pride Law Fund fellowships have supported interns at organizations including the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, American Civil Liberties Union, East Bay Community Law Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Urban Justice Center, Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services and many others, in locations ranging from San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York to Atlanta, Detroit, Phoenix and Portland, Maine. Now in its thirtieth year, Pride Law Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable organization.

Media Contacts:

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

Sherbeam Wright
andacomm@gmail.com