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’s Sally Abel Named Most Highly Regarded Trademark Attorney in the US by Who’s Who 2012

Connie Ellerbach and Andrew Bridges Also Recognized in Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers

Mountain View, CA (August 28, 2012) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that trademark partner, Sally Abel, is the only US attorney on Who's Who Legal's just published list of the 10 most highly regarded trademark lawyers in the world. Recognized for her "world class service," Ms. Abel, who founded and chairs Fenwick’s trademark practice, represents numerous technology and social media companies, including Cisco, Symantec, Facebook and NVIDIA. Ms. Abel was also named one of the most highly regarded trademark practitioners in the world in Who's Who Legal 2010 and in Who's Who Legal 2008, and otherwise has been listed in The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers for the last 10 years.

The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2012 has also recognized Fenwick trademark partners Connie Ellerbach and Andrew Bridges.

Connie Ellerbach advises clients, from start-ups to multinational corporations, on the selection, enhancement and enforcement of trademarks and brands worldwide, and regarding securing and protecting domain name rights. She has received recognition in The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers since 2010.

Andrew Bridges has 25 years of complex litigation experience in trademark, copyright, advertising, trade secret, consumer protection, unfair competition, licensing, and other commercial law disputes. Mr. Bridges is a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs and companies on their branding and trademark portfolios, and he also oversees the management of global portfolios and the coordination of foreign litigation matters for innovators and companies around the globe.

The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2012 names top experts in the trademark field as identified and voted on by law firm clients and international practitioners. Additional information can be found online from Who's Who Legal.