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Fenwick & West Earns Top Peer Ratings in 2006 Chambers USA Guide

June 2, 2006 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West attorneys and practice groups received top recognition from their clients and peers in the 2006 Chambers USA Legal Directory. One of the most respected legal directories in the world, Chambers conducts over 10,000 interviews with clients and attorneys to create the rankings of top attorneys and law firms in the United States. The qualities assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

The rankings and editorial comment about attorneys are independent and objective. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the Chambers research team's findings. No-one can 'buy their way in.'

For 2006, the Fenwick & West practices and attorneys that achieved top recognition from clients and peers are:

PRACTICE GROUPS

Corporate and M&A
Intellectual Property
Technology Transactions and Outsourcing
Tax

ATTORNEYS

Sally Abel, Intellectual Property
Tyler Baker, Antitrust
Doug Cogen, Corporate/M&A
Gordon Davidson, Capital Markets (Debt & Equity) and Corporate/M&A
David Forst, Tax
James Fuller, Tax
David Hayes, Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
Lynn Pasahow, Intellectual Property
Laird Simons, Corporate/M&A
Scott Spector, Employee Benefits
Mark Stevens, Corporate/M&A
Jeffrey Vetter, Corporate/M&A


ABOUT FENWICK & WEST

Established in the heart of Silicon Valley in 1972, Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to high technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. More than 250 attorneys work with clients that range from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.