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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Rob Kahn Joins Marketing Team at Fenwick & West

November 17, 2003 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP announced today that Rob Kahn had been appointed its new Business Development Manager, effective immediately. Kahn, 34, an attorney and a noted voice in the legal marketing industry, has left Media Construct, the award-winning creative agency he founded, to join the Fenwick & West marketing team.

Prior to his work in marketing, Kahn was a litigation associate with the statewide insurance defense firm of Donald M. Dean & Associates and general counsel of Cybrary, one of the first on-line publishing ventures.

"I have always admired Fenwick & West's ability to continually break new ground in its hugely successful business development strategies," stated Kahn. "This position gives me the opportunity to combine my experience with the legal, entertainment, and high-technology industries to push the boundaries of client service, business development and marketing in the legal industry."

"The firm is impressed with Rob's creativity and intelligence as well as the results of his recent work with technology industry leaders such as Intuit and UTStarcom," commented Diane E. Hamlin, the firm's Chief Strategic Officer. "We think Rob will bring fresh ideas, focus and drive to this more-than-ever crucial position. Combined with his passion for the high technology business world, he is a great fit and fabulous addition to the key players on our marketing team."

Mr. Kahn received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Michigan and his law degree from New College of California School of Law. He is a director of the Legal Marketing Association—Bay Area Chapter, a member of the advisory board of the MadCat International Film Festival, and one of the co-founders of the San Francisco Late Night Coalition—the first nightclub industry political action committee to receive national press and successfully changed San Francisco's entertainment permitting laws.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms providing comprehensive legal services to national and international high technology and biotechnology clients, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, venture capital and other corporate finance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law. The only law firm named to Fortune's 1999-2002 lists of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," Fenwick & West has offices in Mountain View and San Francisco, CA. Fenwick & West's Website is found at

For more information:

Diane E. Hamlin
Chief Strategic Officer
Phone: 650.335.7217