Mountain View, CA (October 2, 2013) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that the firm is among the 15 largest law firms in California according to California Lawyer’s annual survey of the 50 largest law firms, "The California 50."
Since 2011, Fenwick has grown by nearly 20 percent according to the survey, moving from #21 in 2011 to #13 this year. Fenwick was also ranked last year among California law firms with the highest percentage of new hires at #6. At the same time, the firm’s associate-to-partner ratio has remained unchanged this year.
In an accompanying discussion of pro bono programs at the 50 largest California law firms, Fenwick’s director of pro bono Julie Park is paraphrased as saying that “even transactional and intellectual property attorneys now find numerous [pro bono] opportunities – helping small businesses form, new inventors secure patents, or nonprofits do legal audits.” One example is Fenwick's support of the USPTO's California Inventors Assistance Program, which provides pro bono legal assistance to individuals and businesses that otherwise would be unable to afford legal counsel to guide them through the patent application process. In 2012, Fenwick was awarded the “Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award” by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for commitment to pro bono services.
Fenwick is regularly the top law firm on the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's list of the "Best Places to Work."
About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies 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.