Three Fenwick & West Lawyers Named to Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law Directory

October 21, 2010 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that three partners have been included in the 2010 Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, the leading guide to the top female legal practitioners internationally. Fenwick & West tied with one other firm for the most California-based women partners selected for inclusion in the 2010 directory, more than any other national law firm. The recognized Fenwick & West lawyers are:

Sally Abel, Chair of Fenwick's Trademark Group and Connie Ellerbach, Trademark partner, were both included in the guide as among the top 30 trademark lawyers in the U.S. Jennifer Fuller, partner in Fenwick's Tax Group, was honored as one of the top 7 tax lawyers in the entire U.S., and in fact, was invited to write the introduction to the Tax Section for the 2010 directory.

Ms. Abel was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of intellectual property law and was named as one of the most highly regarded trademark practitioners in the world in Who's Who Legal Trademarks 2010, an honor reserved to 15 trademark lawyers, only 3 of whom are from the U.S.

Ms. Ellerbach was recently recognized by Who's Who Legal Trademarks 2010 as being among the world's top trademark lawyers and was also recognized by Who's Who Legal: California as being among the top one percent of California attorneys in the trademark field.

Ms. Fuller has been included in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisors, Leading Lawyers in the Western U.S., Guide to the Leading U.S. Tax Lawyers, World's Best Tax Lawyers, and International Tax Review's Best Tax advisers in North America. Each was the result of a survey by the publisher.

The 2010 edition of the World's Leading Women in Business Law directory includes women lawyers in 24 practice areas in 65 jurisdictions worldwide. The book provides "expert guidance to the top female talent in the industry by highlighting the outstanding contribution of women in this predominantly male-dominated sector, and naming high-caliber individuals who succeed as preeminent legal professionals."

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms providing comprehensive legal services to high technology and life sciences clients in Seattle, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Fenwick has a rich history of developing several ongoing initiatives to help retain and promote women attorneys in the legal profession, and has made their hiring and advancement a strategic priority. Fenwick was recently ranked as one of the best law firms for women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers, and as one of the top 100 law firms for women by MultiCultural Law magazine. We were also ranked by Minority Law Journal as one of the top three and by American Lawyer as one of the top seven most diverse law firms in the U.S. More information can be found on