Mountain View, CA (September 9, 2015) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been honored as a Vault Law 100 firm. Vault conducts extensive research to identify the most highly-regarded firms and then surveys over 17,000 associates who score each firm on the prestige of working there. The 100 firms with the highest average scores make the Vault 100 list. Lawyers cannot rank their own firm. In the 2016 rankings, Fenwick jumped to number 75, six spaces ahead of its 2015 ranking.
The firm also launched forward in Vault’s regional and practice area rankings. Fenwick was named the number three law firm in Northern California and the number six law firm in the Pacific Northwest. The firm ranked fourth in technology law and tenth in intellectual property law.
“With a cool California culture, tech clients at the front gates of innovation, partners who go out of their way to mentor and performance incentives like access to a firm-owned Hawaiian condo, Fenwick associates have nothing to complain about,” Vault said in their analysis of the firm.
Fenwick associates Vault interviewed spoke highly of the firm’s exciting technology clients and constant flood of interesting work. "If you are into high tech law, the client base is second to none," one Fenwick team member said.
The firm handled five of 2014’s top venture capital-backed technology exits including LendingClub’s $1 billion IPO. Fenwick also supported the two largest venture capital financings: Facebook in 2011 and Uber's two $1.2 billion venture financings in 2014.
Associates said growth opportunities abound at Fenwick due to the free market system and strong mentoring program which Euromoney named as the nation’s best in 2014 and 2015. "The firm's free market system allows me to define my career," said one corporate associate. "I get to work with the attorneys I choose and obtain the type of work that best suits my interests."
Vault highlighted the firm’s excellent culture with its award-winning pro bono program, firm-wide retreats, social events and atmosphere of respect.
"Fenwick motivates their attorneys and staff to put their best foot forward in unique and effective ways," one Fenwick lawyer said. "They foster an environment of mutual respect for each individual, and this friendly entrepreneurship defines Fenwick as a law firm and a workplace."
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 information about a career at Fenwick visit us at fenwick.com/careers.