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 Wins M&A Deal of the Year Awards

October 28, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that the firm was honored with two awards by the Global M&A Network – “North America M&A Deal of the Year (Upper Mid Markets)” and “U.S. M&A Deal of the Year (Large Market)”. The awards were presented at the annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards Gala held at the Harvard Club in New York on October 25, 2011. Fenwick won the “2011 North America M&A Deal of the Year (Upper Mid Markets) Award” (deal size above 250 million USD) for representation of Asthmatx in its $443.5 million acquisition by Boston Scientific. The Asthmatx team was led by Barry Kramer and also included attorneys David Michaels, Michael Patrick, Alan Smith, Scott Spector, William Skinner, Kee Kim, Michael Solomon, Blake Martell, Roger Tolbert and Ron Schrotenboer. Fenwick was also awarded the “2011 U.S. M&A Deal of the Year (Large Market) Award” (deal size above 500 million USD) for representation of Quidsi (which operates and in its $545 million acquisition by The Quidsi team was led by Kris Withrow, and also included attorneys Mark Ostrau, Gordy Davidson, Scott Spector, Aaron Sokoloff, Zach Jones, Ryan Slunaker, Adam Halpern, Michael Farn and Doug Cogen. Fenwick was an award finalist in the Top 10 M&A Law Firms of the Year category and also worked on deals that were nominated as award finalists in five additional “Deal of the Year” categories:

  • North America M&A (Large Market): acquisition of Quidsi
  • North America Corporate (Large Market): acquisition of Quidsi
  • Cross Border (Middle Markets): ngmoco acquisition by DeNA
  • U.S. (Mid Markets): Boston Scientific acquisition of Asthmatx
  • Pharma, Devices & Services: Boston Scientific acquisition of Asthmatx
The M&A Atlas Awards program honors leaders, top deals, influential industry executives and law firms for transactions from North and South Americas mergers and acquisitions communities. It is presented by the Global M&A Network, which produces M&A and alternative investing-centered conferences and awards in various international markets. About Fenwick & West’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm is ranked by Bloomberg as one of the top 10 M&A legal advisors in the U.S and Top 20 advisors globally, and by Mergermarket as one of the top 5 M&A Advisors in North America for the Technology, Media and Telecom industries.