Mountain View, CA (July 1, 2012) - Fenwick & West LLP, a premier law firm providing comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients, has received high honors on Corporate Counsel's 2012 Diversity Scorecard. The firm placed tenth in a field of the 200+ largest law firms in the U.S.
The Diversity Scorecard is compiled using a calculation of firms' percentage of minority lawyers and percentage of minority partners in the U.S. According to this year's Diversity Scorecard, 13.6% of lawyers at the nation's largest firms were minority lawyers, which is a slight decrease from the previous year.
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 Diversity Committee at Fenwick & West works closely with the attorney recruiting department to increase outreach at law schools targeted to diverse student communities and Fenwick has been actively involved in various groups and activities that work to promote diversity both in the legal profession and the community, including the Asian American Bar Association, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), the ABA Section of the Litigation Committee for the Minority Trial Lawyer and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The firm has implemented diversity training, mentoring, assignment tracking and recruiting initiatives in order to strengthen diversity. In its efforts to embrace diverse heritages, the firm hosts cross-cultural celebrations, including Cinco de Mayo and Chinese New Year.