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 >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  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


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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Cynthia Clarefield Hess (履历)

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合伙人, 公司业务  

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Cynthia Clarfield Hess是泛伟创业公司及风险资本融资部门的联合主席。她最近被加州法律刊物《记录器》评为“科技法最佳女性领袖”,今年的法律500强将她选入“硅谷领袖名单”。Cindy女士还被《日刊》评为加州“最佳女律师”。《硅谷商业杂志》将Cindy命名为“硅谷最具影响力女性领袖”之一。

在超过25年的企业律师职业生涯中,Cindy代表许多的公司和承包商就广泛的企业交易事项为科技公司提供咨询,包括组建事项、风险资本融资、并购和公开发行。她曾与许多高科技客户一起工作 ―― 从具有完善技术的中坚公司一直到那些开发突破性技术的新兴公司,其中包括在移动、软件运营服务和社交媒体领域中那些最热门和最具创新性的公司。Cindy还代理许多国际客户,并深入参与我们公司的以色列业务团队。


  • 美国运通公司American Express
  • BigPanda
  • 思科系统公司Cisco Systems
  • CNEX Labs
  • Corium International
  • Doctor On Demand
  • FitBit
  • Gigya
  • GoPro
  • Hightail
  • LendingClub
  • LifeOnAir
  • Maxta
  • MobiTV
  • Nextdoor
  • Prezi
  • SugarCRM
  • Totango
  • TripActions
  • YuMe
  • Zerto
  • Zimperium
  • Zoosk

在她的职业生涯中,Cindy还建成了许多以结果为导向的业务联系,与许多投资者和公司高管建立了长期的合作关系 ―― 其中许多人都是长期客户,在他们转去新公司工作以后还继续寻求Cindy的咨询和法律代理业务。