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


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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Mountain View, CA 94041

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Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201204
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Songmee L. Connolly

Litigation Practice Group Director/Counsel, Litigation  

Mountain View 650.335.7166


Songmee Connolly has a diverse litigation practice, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, intellectual property disputes and class action defense. Songmee has represented clients in both state and federal courts, including matters involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement, fraud, contract and statutory and common law unfair competition claims. She is also experienced with corporate internal investigations and has had an active pro bono practice including areas of fair use counseling and inmates' rights.

In law school, Songmee was Senior Articles Editor and an executive editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and president of the Boalt Sports and Entertainment Law Society. She was also a member of the Berkeley Law Foundation and Coalition for Diverse Faculty and Student Body. In law school Songmee also earned the Jurisprudence Award in Entertainment Law and externed for Professors Peter S. Menell and David Nimmer.

Representative engagements:

  • Innospan Corp. v. Intuit Inc., et al., No. 3:10-cv-04422-WHA-JCS (N.D. Cal.): Representing Intuit and Mint Software in defense of trademark infringement, copyright infringement and related state law claims.
  • Global Educ. Servs. v. Intuit Inc., et al., No. 2:09-cv-00944-RSL (W.D. Wash.): Defended and successfully settled class action alleging violations of Telephone Consumer Protection Act and RCW 80.36.400.
  • Patrafico AG, et al. v. Doss, et al., No. 3:09-cv-02774 (N.D. Cal.): Defended and successfully settled complaint filed by Pez Candy that alleged copyright infringement, trademark infringement and related tort claims against the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia.
  • La Russa v. Twitter, Inc., No. 3:09-cv-02503-EMC (N.D. Cal.): Represented Twitter in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of Lanham Act and related state tort claims arising from alleged unauthorized use of name and likeness.
  • Neri & Russo Plumbing & Heating, Inc. v. Intuit Inc., No. 2:09-cv-02328-DMC-MF (D.N.J.): Obtained dismissal with prejudice of consumer class action that alleged tort and contract claims arising from company’s sunsetting policies.
  • Create-A-Card, et al. v. Intuit Inc., No. 3:07-cv-06452-WHA (N.D. Cal.): Obtained and coordinated cross-border settlement of consumer class action that alleged various tort and contract claims arising from alleged software malfunction resulting in deletion of user data.
  • Inter-Mark USA, Inc. v. Intuit Inc., No. 3:07-cv-04178 JCS (N.D. Cal.): Obtained enforcement of EULA and dismissal with prejudice of breach of implied warranty claim on motion to dismiss in consumer class action.