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Fenwick & West Ranks Among the Top M&A Legal Advisors for the First Three Quarters of 2011

October 31, 2011

October 31, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce the firm's recent rankings by multiple media organizations as one of the top M&A Legal Advisors in the U.S. and worldwide for the first three quarters of 2011.

NATIONAL

  • Ranked by FactSet as #6 M&A legal advisor
  • Ranked by Thomson Reuters as #16 M&A legal advisor
  • Ranked by Bloomberg as #17 M&A legal advisor

GLOBAL

  • Ranked by FactSet as #25 M&A legal advisor

The transactions Fenwick & West advised include:

  • Quidsi, Inc. (which operates Diapers.com and Soap.com) in its $545M acquisition by Amazon.com
  • Medicity, Inc. in its $500M acquisition by Aetna
  • Force10 Networks, Inc. in its acquisition by Dell

About Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West has one of the nation's preeminent M&A practices and is continually ranked as one of the top law firms for mergers and acquisitions: globally, nationally and with specific strength in technology and life sciences transactions. Fenwick was recently honored with the "2011 North America M&A Deal of the Year" and "2011 U.S. M&A Deal of the Year" awards by the Global M&A Network. In recent years, the firm has completed more than $250 billion worth of M&A transactions, including significant acquisition programs for leading serial acquirers.