For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

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 >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

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


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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Fenwick & West LLP Hires Mancini•Duffy to Create the Employee- Friendly Work Environment

February 26, 2001 (San Francisco, CA) - Fenwick & West LLP, a Palo Alto-based law firm recently named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "Top 100 Companies to Work For in America," has engaged Mancinil•Duffy, an award winning, nationally recognized architecture and design firm to provide master planning and design services for the firm's San Francisco offices.

Endeavoring to bring new economy design and functionality to a traditional economy profession, Mancini•Duffy will guide Fenwick through the redesign and expansion of their Embarcadero Center West offices. Mancini•Duffy will focus especially on Fenwick's need to improve flexibility, manage rapid expansion and emphasize an employee-friendly work environment. Together, the two companies will review all departmental functions as well as the current infrastructure that currently supports over 50 attorneys and related services.

"Everything is being evaluated in an effort to determine the next move. The future of Fenwick & West's workplace lies in understanding current issues," says David Weinberg, AIA, Principal-in-Charge of Mancini•Duffy's San Francisco office. "We are intent on creating a workspace that highlights Fenwick & West's commitment to its staff, recruits and clients. We are delighted to have the opportunity to assist Fenwick & West's dedicated team of professionals in the development and execution of their expression of commitment."

"We do not consider ourselves a traditional law firm," remarked Fenwick & West partner and Management Committee member Kathryn Fritz. "We pride ourselves on an ability to understand, and to emulate, our high-technology clients. We chose Mancini•Duffy for this project because they operate according to this same principle - that you can't service a client without a fundamental grasp of who they are and what they do. That is why we are very pleased to have Mancini•Duffy on board as we take this next very important step in our growth as a firm."

With eighty plus years of history, Mancinih•Duffy is the 15th largest interior architecture firm in the nation. The firm enhances the performance of its client's business practices by creating unique workplace solutions that are an extension of the client's business. The full-service architectural and design firm uses a pragmatic approach to create spaces that satisfy functional requirements, offer future flexibility and provide a three-dimensional representation of its client's facilities. Recently completed projects in the Bay Area include AudioBase, Sausalito, CA; Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette (now Credit Suisse First Boston) in San Francisco and Menlo Park, CA; EMC Corporation in San Jose and Dublin, CA; Fort Point Partners in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY; IDG Books Worldwide, San Francisco, CA; Red Herring Communications, San Francisco, CA, The Standard, San Francisco, CA, Ziff Davis, San Francisco, CA and ZDTV, San Francisco, CA. The firm is headquartered in New York City and maintains offices in Parsippany, New Jersey; Stamford, Connecticut; San Francisco, California and Washington, D.C. For additional information or a sample copy, contact: Marc H. Flax at Mancini•Duffy.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1973, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms providing comprehensive legal services to national and international technology clients, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, the Internet, venture capital and other corporate finance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust, taxation, and employment and labor law. The only law firm named to Fortune's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," in three consecutive years (1999-2001), Fenwick & West has offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco, CA as well as Washington, DC. For more information, please visit Fenwick & West's Web site at


Marc H. Flax
415-477-9999 ext 202. or 415-477-9988