Fenwick Recognized as Top Law Firm Among the Best Places to Work

Mountain View, CA (April 20, 2012) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that, for the sixth year, the Firm was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. The Firm placed 5th among companies of similar size and was the highest ranked law firm on the list.

“The Business Journal’s consistent recognition is a great honor and truly reflects our ongoing commitment to creating a stimulating work environment that is both respectful and inclusive,” said Pat Lyden, Chief Human Resource Officer at Fenwick. “Working closely with some of the most progressive technology and life sciences companies in the world definitely invites a collegial atmosphere and leaves an imprint on our culture that that is unique among law firms.”

This year’s research process brought nominations from 301 companies representing employees in 12 counties around the greater Bay Area. The 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 19th at the Hilton San Francisco. The entire list of the “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2011” is featured in a special section in the April 22-28 issues of the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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.