Fenwick Shortlisted for Seven Euromoney Women in Business Awards, Jennifer Fuller, Cynthia Hess and Larissa Neumann Shortlisted

Euromoney names Fenwick among the best law firms in North America for diversity, pro bono, work-life balance, mentoring and women in business law

Mountain View, CA (May 13, 2015) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that, for the second year running, Fenwick has been shortlisted by Euromoney Legal Media Group in seven categories for the publication's Americas Women in Business Law Awards. Three Fenwick partners have also been shortlisted: Jennifer Fuller among the Best in Tax and Best in Tax Dispute Resolution, Cynthia Hess among the Best in Corporate Governance and Larissa Neumann among the five women lawyers named in the Rising Star: Tax category.

Fenwick is recognized among the best national law firms for diversity and pro bono work, as well as in five areas that demonstrate exceptional commitment to the professional and personal development of women lawyers. The firm is shortlisted in these seven categories:

  1. Best national firm for women in business law
  2. Best national firm for pro bono work
  3. U.S. West firm of the year
  4. Best gender diversity initiative by national firm
  5. Best firm for diversity
  6. Best national mentoring program
  7. Best national firm for work-life balance

Jennifer Fuller is a senior partner in Fenwick's Tax Group who represents clients in federal tax litigation and advises on major corporate and international transactions and planning matters. 

As co-chair of Fenwick's ​Startup and Venture Capital Group, Cynthia Hess counsels some of the hottest emerging and established technology companies in an array of corporate transactions that includes formation matters, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. 

Tax partner Larissa Neumann advises on tax planning and controversy, with an emphasis on international transactions and transfer pricing. 

Fenwick's commitment to supporting women in law is reflected in the firm's recruiting and retention efforts, mentoring programs, professional development programs and diversity initiatives, as well as in the resources and benefits made available to women lawyers by the firm. Fenwick also provides substantial support for community efforts to create opportunities that help women accelerate their careers.

About Fenwick & West 
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to groundbreaking 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.