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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 >

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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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Fenwick & West Honored as Top U.S. Law Firm for Asian-American Diversity

December 20, 2005

December 20, 2005 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West, a premier law firm providing comprehensive legal services to high technology and life sciences clients, has been cited as the top firm for Asian Americans by the MultiCultural Law Magazine's Diversity Survey. The firm placed first for Asian-American diversity and sixth for overall racial diversity in a field of 244 U.S. law firms reporting ethnic minority data regarding their American attorneys.

Darryl Woo, an IP litigation partner at Fenwick & West and leader of the firm's patent litigation subgroup, expressed pride in his firm's achievement and enthusiastically praised the work of the firm's Diversity Committee. When it comes to helping the firm create and maintain a diverse work environment, "our firm's Diversity Committee is a standout," Woo said. "We attract the nation's best, who often come from diverse student communities."

The firm is actively involved in various national and regional groups that work to promote diversity both in the legal profession and in the community, including the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), the National Bar Association, the Charles Houston Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the ABA Section of the Litigation Committee for the Minority Trial Lawyer, and the Minority Corporate Counsel program. The firm has implemented diversity training, mentoring, assignment tracking and recruiting initiatives in order to strengthen diversity. In its efforts to embrace diverse heritages, the firm hosts cross-cultural celebrations, including Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo, and Juneteenth.


About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to national and international high technology and life sciences clients, particularly in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust, securities, venture capital and other corporate finance, corporate governance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, intellectual property, taxation and employment and labor law. The only law firm named to Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for four years in a row, Fenwick & West has offices in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, CA. More information about the firm is available at www.fenwick.com.

Contacts:

Laurence Pulgram
Diversity Committee Co-chair Fenwick & West LLP
415.875.2390
lpulgram@fenwick.com

Elizabeth Lampert
Elizabeth Lampert PR
925.932.4420
lampert@elizabethlampertpr.com