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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World Trademark Review Honors Fenwick & West as Leading Trademark Practice in California, Recognizes Three Trademark Attorneys

April 19, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that World Trademark Review 1000, the first and only standalone ranking publication to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has honored Fenwick & West as a leading trademark practice, one of only five law firms in California to earn First Tier status. In addition, three partners have been recognized as leading trademark lawyers in the publication’s inaugural edition. The partners are:

Sally Abel, chair of the firm's Trademark Practice, "wins renown for her non-contentious trademark practice." She is also honored for her insightful knowledge of the latest cutting-edge trademark issues. Ms. Abel, routinely ranked by various publications among the top trademark practitioners in the world, handles international trademark portfolio management and enhancement, for clients such as Cisco, Symantec, Google and NVIDIA.

Connie Ellerbach, Trademark Partner, whose practice encompasses trademark counseling and management on behalf of a diverse range of clients, is acknowledged for her "niche expertise in internet-related issues, such as brand usage online." Ms. Ellerbach routinely works with national and multi-national companies to design and implement worldwide trademark strategies, typically interfacing with either in-house legal counsel or other senior management at her clients. Ms. Ellerbach’s clients include Alibaba, Google, StumbleUpon and Twitter.

Jedediah Wakefield, chair of the firm's Trademark Litigation Practice, is noted for his considerable experience in trademark infringement, unfair competition and dilution. “His flexibility and preparation are marks of his success as a litigator.” Mr. Wakefield has handled all variety of trademark disputes, from routine trademark enforcement matters to hard-fought litigation in federal court, for well-known brand owners such as Groupon, Google and Intuit.

About World Trademark Review 1000

WTR 1000 conducted an exhaustive qualitative research project over a three-month period in order to identify and rank the firms and individuals that provide unparalleled trademark services. The publication is designed to cut through the confusion and identify the firms and individuals that are setting the industry benchmark for trademark legal services. More information about WTR 1000 and its methodology is available on the organization's website.

About Fenwick & West's Trademark Practice

Fenwick & West has one of the largest U.S. and international trademark practices at a full-service law firm, focusing exclusively on all aspects of trademark counseling, including clearance, international prosecution, enforcement, licensing and Internet issues. Our internationally renowned trademark practice has received numerous awards and recognition for its insightful, strategic, cost effective and value enhancing advice and efforts on behalf of some of the world's best known, highly regarded, and highly valued brands. We were recently ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the top 15 trademark law firms in the U.S. and as one of four “Best in the West” trademark prosecution firms.