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.
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.