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Fenwick Honored as a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area for Tenth Year

Mountain View, CA (April 21, 2016) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that, for the tenth year, the firm was recognized among the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

The firm was the highest-ranked law firm on the list, placing fifth among companies of similar size and twelfth overall in the large companies category. The list recognizes Bay Area companies that have “exceptional workplaces and value the contributions of their employees,” according to the San Francisco Business Times.

“Fenwick’s most powerful legacy and the reason for our continued success lies in our team and our culture of mutual respect and collaboration,” Fenwick chair Richard Dickson said. “Not only does that focus create a great working environment, but clients consistently note that our team-oriented approach enables us to provide high-impact legal services more efficiently and effectively.”

Pat Lyden, Fenwick’s chief human resources officer added, “We are grateful for this recognition of our constant efforts to make the firm a friendly and open working environment. Just like the innovative technology companies we serve, we seek excellent results, not conformity. Our diversity makes us highly creative problem solvers and a stronger team.”

In their profile of the firm, the Times and the Journal highlighted Fenwick’s work to create opportunities for individual development and career growth including the firm’s staff tuition reimbursement program, Fenwick University Programs that facilitate attorney development at all stages of their careers, and an Internal Job Posting Program that helps employees grow and further their careers.

The publications also cited popular perks that Fenwick employees can enjoy including the SoFi student loan refinancing program, an onsite gym, transportation allowance, wellness programs, backup child/adult care and flexible work hours.

The Best Places to Work rankings were based on employee responses to a wide range of questions that covered workplace environment, management communication, benefits and compensation.

Companies were honored at an awards celebration held on April 19 in San Francisco. The entire list of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2016 is available through the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal websites.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions 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. For more information, please visit fenwick.com.​​