Fenwick Receives Highest First Tier Rankings Nationally in "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

November 1, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) — Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in 12 practice areas in the 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" guide released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The firm's IP Litigation and Patent Litigation groups, in particular, earned the highest "First Tier" ranking nationally. Fenwick was also nationally ranked in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tax
  • Venture Capital

The firm received top regional rankings in seven additional legal specialties in the San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Seattle metropolitan areas:

  • Copyright
  • Corporate
  • Information Technology
  • Litigation — Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Patent
  • Trademark

The U.S. News — Best Lawyers Law Firm rankings evaluated firms across the United States using a wide range of objective data as well as individual assessments from more than 6,000 clients, including every Fortune 100 company and more than 500 of the Fortune 1000 companies, nearly 9,000 private practice lawyers and thousands of law firm employees. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the "Best Law Firms" standalone publication, which is being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 58,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report's Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011. Complete rankings for Fenwick are available on the U.S. News & World Report website.

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 firm has more than 30 years of experience crafting innovative solutions to the business challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and the law. Fenwick & West clients, who range from start-up ventures to global enterprises, value our attorneys' deep industry experience and understanding of their technologies.