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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 >

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

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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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Three Fenwick Partners Once Again Recognized Among World’s Leading Women in Business Law

Mountain View, CA (June 26, 2012) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that Sally Abel, Connie Ellerbach and Jennifer Fuller were honored in the 2012 Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, the legal industry's guide to the world’s top female legal practitioners. The three were previously recognized in the Guide’s inaugural edition, published in 2010. The bi-annual guide is published by Legal Media Group, the legal publishing arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor.

Recognized as outstanding women practitioners in the United States, the three were honored for their extensive expertise in their respective practice areas. Sally Abel, Chair of Fenwick's Trademark Group and Connie Ellerbach, Trademark partner, were listed among the top 54 trademark lawyers. Jennifer Fuller, partner in Fenwick's Tax Group, was honored as one of the top 20 tax lawyers.
 
For more than 18 years, the Expert Guides have been providing in-house counsel with access to the world's leading business lawyers in specific areas of law. Each practice area guide publishes a new edition every two years and its research process involves sending more than 4,000 questionnaires to senior practitioners or in-house counsel in more than 65 jurisdictions. Lawyers must have independent nominations to be eligible.  This year's edition lists 28 practice areas worldwide.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms with extensive expertise in venture capital, public offerings and other corporate finance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law. 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 by MultiCultural Law magazine as one of the top 100 law firms for women and top law firm for diversity. 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 United States.