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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 >

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 >

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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
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  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
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FLEX by Fenwick Adds Shulamite Shen as FLEX Manager

May 9, 2011 – Fenwick & West and its new service, FLEX by Fenwick, which offers experienced attorneys to corporate clients for in-house legal needs, are pleased to announce that Shulamite Shen will join the group as FLEX Manager.

Ms. Shen joins FLEX after working for five years as an associate in Fenwick's Corporate Group. Her practice focused primarily on securities transactions, counseling public and late-stage private companies on corporate and securities law compliance and disclosure matters, and mergers and acquisitions.

"We're thrilled to have Shu join the FLEX internal team. With her legal experience, knowledge of Fenwick and its clients, and leadership skills, she'll be a great asset to the team," said Alexandra Smith, Sr. Director, Product and Services Development at Fenwick.

As FLEX Manager, Ms. Shen will be responsible for developing all aspects of the attorney experience, from recruitment to professional development. Her role is expected to grow to include the development and expansion of the FLEX business.

"I am excited for my new role as FLEX Manager. Fenwick has exceptional clients and has always been committed to providing its clients with innovative and practical solutions to meet their legal needs," said Ms. Shen. "FLEX is yet another way that the firm lives up to that commitment, and I am happy to be a part of that effort."

FLEX by Fenwick was launched in July 2010 and provides high-growth companies and the VC and angel investor community with experienced attorneys to cover temporary in-house legal needs. FLEX rigorously screens and qualifies its attorneys and provides them to clients on a full- or part-time basis to cover needs such as commercial overflow work and maternity/medical leave coverage. FLEX clients have included companies such as Synopsys, Chegg, Ustream, BillShrink, shopkick, and For more information, please visit

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