The American Lawyer Traces Career of Fenwick Founder Bill Fenwick

September 03, 2015

​Tracing growth of the technology industry and Fenwick’s 40-year history, The American Lawyer profiled founding partner Bill Fenwick whose vision helped guide the firm to its present day success.

The publication heralded Fenwick as a “Silicon Valley legal pioneer” and honored him among eight leaders recognized with The American Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Out of this intuition, the young Fenwick founded Fenwick & West in 1972 with three fellow Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton associates. Today, the firm boasts 300 lawyers; an enviable client list, including Cisco, Facebook, Intuit, Dropbox and LendingClub; and “a reputation for cutting edge work,” according to The American Lawyer.

Fenwick exists "because of Bill's vision and because of his soul," former Fenwick chair Gordon Davidson said.

Read Fenwick’s full profile in The American Lawyer.