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Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

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Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney

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Fenwick’s Mentoring and Pro Bono Programs Honored, Jennifer Fuller, Larissa Neumann Recognized for Excellence in Tax Law

Mountain View, CA (June 9, 2015) – Fenwick & West announced today that for the second year in a row, the firm has been recognized as having the Best National Mentoring Program and being the Best National Firm for Pro Bono in North America by Euromoney at its Americas Women in Business Law Awards. Euromoney honors the most effective firmwide initiatives, as well as the best individual women lawyers in the Americas.

Two Fenwick partners also received Women in Business Awards, bringing Fenwick's total to four. Jennifer Fuller was named Best in Tax Dispute Resolution – as she was in 2014 – and partner Larissa Neumann was selected as this year's tax Rising Star.

Fenwick's mentoring programs – which include efforts to support new lawyer integration, provide associates with practical career guidance and offer meaningful assistance with practice and client development – are a key component of the firm's support for women in the law. 

Fenwick's commitment to pro bono service has been recognized repeatedly. During the past five years, Fenwick lawyers have given some 50,000 hours of pro bono service valued at $20 million in legal fees. 

Fuller, a senior partner in the firm's Tax Group, advises on federal tax litigation as well as on corporate and international transactions and planning matters. She has received numerous awards for her tax practice.

"I'm very grateful to receive this recognition again from Euromoney," Fuller said. "I'm also pleased to see the work of so many other women attorneys acknowledged."

Neumann, who previously was named a rising star in Euromoney's World's Leading Tax Advisers guide, counsels clients on U.S. tax planning and tax controversy, with a focus on international transactions. 

"It's wonderful to be honored in this way," Neumann said. "It's also great to be part of a Fenwick team that provides outstanding support to women lawyers both inside and outside the firm."

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, 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

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