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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Fenwick & West Partners with Rock Health for Health Care Technology Incubation Program

April 11, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) — Fenwick & West LLP, a leading technology and life sciences law firm, is pleased to announce its partnership with Rock Health and its new incubator program linking developers and entrepreneurs with the most innovative minds in health and technology.

Rock Health, a seed accelerator, sees the gap between health care and interactive technology, such as mobile applications, as the hindrance in innovative development within the health care industry. Its mission is to transform society's ideas of health, nutrition and personal well-being by making access to these concepts easy, entertaining and adaptable, fostering growth amongst innovators who also seek to bridge that gap.

Rock Health is currently accepting applications from developers and entrepreneurs to be a part of its five-month incubator program to catalyze health application innovation. Commencing in June 2011, the program will provide a select group of startups the following offerings:

  • $20,000 startup grant to each team + access to capital
  • Support from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
  • Mentorship and workshops from experts in design, health policy, lean startup methodology, financing, and more
  • Office space in Silicon Valley
  • Office hours with startup counsel lawyer Michael Esquivel and legal workshops with the Fenwick team
  • Branding, design, social and PR strategy from our in-house Creative Director
  • Business plan and revenue model creation
  • A passionate community of like-minded individuals solving meaningful problems

"Rock Health's dedication to grow the burgeoning health care information technology sector is unparalleled," said Michael Esquivel, an associate in the Corporate Group at Fenwick & West and an active volunteer in the incubator program. "There is an unmet need for capital and resources within this industry, and Fenwick is proud to be a part of Rock Health's efforts in meeting those needs."

Fenwick serves as Rock Health's pro bono company counsel. The firm's involvement in the incubator program includes grant writing, company application review, attorney mentoring, teaching legal workshops and office space use for meetings and events.

About Rock Health

Rock Health's mission is to enable and empower an entrepreneurial cure for the relative lack of innovation in the health sector. The world of patient care and healthy living is foreign to the technological creativity found in social media, games and other verticals. Rock Health directly targets the gap between these ecosystems, enabling high-impact innovation. For more information about the program, please visit Rock Health's website.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms with extensive expertise in venture capital, public offerings and other corporate finance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law.


Jeffrey Bloom
Fenwick & West LLP

Merredith Branscombe
Le@p! Public Relations