Fenwick & West Recognized as One of the 'Best Places to Work in the Bay Area'

May 04, 2007

May 4, 2007 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and East Bay Business Times have recognized Fenwick & West as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area." Fenwick & West placed 8th on the list of companies with 500 to 3,000 employees.

Managing Partner Kate Fritz said "First and foremost, we're in a people business. Our clients depend upon us to respond quickly and accurately to a myriad of complex issues. From the early days of our firm's existence, we realized that this would be impossible in an environment that was not conducive to employee satisfaction. We strive to make our workplace exciting, innovative and positive, and we are pleased to have those efforts acknowledged by the local media."

The survey itself was conducted by PeopleView, an employment consulting firm. The rankings were based upon employee responses. In order to be eligible for the survey, at least 20 percent of the employees were required to respond. The comprehensive survey sought employee responses covering a wide range of topics, including workplace environments, management communications, benefits, compensation and others.

"Being named to the 'Best Places to Work in the Bay Area' list confirms that Fenwick & West is succeeding in our efforts to attract world-class professionals to a work environment that continually demonstrates our respect and admiration for our attorneys and staff. We are certainly proud of our collective achievement, and it is a credit to the efforts of everyone at Fenwick & West," said Head of Human Resources Pat Lyden. "I've consistently felt that Fenwick & West is a great Firm, with a wonderful reputation and a great place to work that cares about its employees and then to repeatedly be named as one of the very Best Places to Work in the Bay Area serves to confirm that impression. This recent award and recognition is especially meaningful because it is based primarily on feedback from our most valuable resource, our employees."

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. Fenwick & West is committed to providing innovative, cost-effective and practical legal services that focus on global technology industries and issues. We differentiate ourselves by having a deeper understanding of our clients' technologies, industry environments and business needs than is typically expected of lawyers. The firm is ranked by San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Jose Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area.

For further information, please contact Pat Lyden at 650.335.7649, Head of Human Resources, or Rob Kahn, Business Development Manager, at 650.335.7616 or via e-mail at or