Fenwick & West LLP

Practice/Organization Description

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.

Fenwick & West reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of our client base. We have earned the reputation as a go-to law firm for growing companies that need insightful, strategic counsel to help tackle the challenging issues that arise when the law cannot keep up with their pace of innovation. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law, through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes. We are proud to provide our clients with best-in-class legal services.

With more than 300 attorneys and 500 employees firm-wide, we have nationally ranked practices in complex financial and commercial transactions, intellectual property protection and licensing, mergers and acquisitions, "bet-the-company" litigation, domestic and international tax planning and tax controversies. Our intellectual property practice has continuously been on the cutting edge of legal issues arising from emerging technologies. We also have one of the preeminent venture capital practices in the country and have long-standing relationships with the recognized leaders in the industry.

Fenwick & West has offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle and Shanghai.

Honors and Awards

*24 partners honored by peers as "Best Lawyers in America," U.S. News Media Group (2014)

*Received Best USA Law Firm in the Independent Corporate Law Firm category by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (2014)

*Named inaugural Venture Capital and Emerging Markets Team of the Year by The Legal 500 (2014)

*Honored with National Legal Aid & Defender Association's Beacon of Justice Award for pro bono work (2014)

* Nearly 15 percent of Fenwick's partners recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global (2014)

* Selected as a "Go-To" law firm by in-house legal departments at Fortune 500 companies in American Lawyer Media publication (2014)

*Honored with Global M&A Network's major markets Technology & Services Deal of the Year (2014)


Silicon Valley Center 801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041, United States

  • 650-988-8500
  • 650-938-5200

Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys

100+ Attorneys

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