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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 >

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

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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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Fenwick & West Wins 2005 Award for Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Law Firm

January 25, 2006

Jan. 25, 2006 (Mountain View and San Francisco) – ALM's Law Technology News(R), the legal profession's leading technology publication, today announced the law firm and in-house law department winners in its third annual Law Technology News Awards program. The awards recognize the best technology use—and users—in the legal profession. Fenwick & West received the 2005 "Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Law Firm" award. The firm's Practice Support team created their proprietary "FIND" (File Identification Narrowed by Definition) technology, which permits small groups working independently to review documents in easy to-use Web-based environments, from anywhere in the world. The cost-efficient technology significantly reduces the amount of data that lawyers must review in e-discovery and improves the accuracy of the review process.

Law Technology News will make $5,000 donations on behalf of the winners of the program to the Mississippi Center for Justice and New Orleans Legal Assistance. Both organizations provide free legal aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Law firm nominations were solicited throughout the year from the magazine's 40,000 subscribers, and through the publication's Web site. The recipients were selected by an independent panel of three jurors, all members of LTN's Editorial Advisory Board: Andrew Z. Adkins III, director of the Legal Technology Institute at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Fredric Lederer, professor of law and director of the Courtroom 21 Project at the College of William and Mary, and David Whelan, director of the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

Additional information on the awards and winners will be available in the March issue of Law Technology News and on the magazine's Web site at www.lawtechnologynews.com.