|Headquarters||Silicon Valley Center |
Mountain View, California
|No. of attorneys||428|
|Major practice areas||Corporate, intellectual property, litigation, regulatory, tax|
|Key people||Richard Dickson, Chairman Rodger Cole, Managing Partner|
|Revenue||$723.3 million (2021)|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Fenwick & West LLP is a law firm of nearly 430 attorneys with offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Santa Monica, Washington, DC and Shanghai. The firm's practice focuses on technology companies, life sciences companies and start-ups. Fenwick's lawyers are divided among four primary practice groups, with numerous subgroups within each: Corporate, Litigation, Tax and Intellectual Property. Most recently the firm has been embroiled in scandal surrounding their representation of FTX, having vouched for the company aiding their fraud. 
- Fenwick allegedly assists their client, the now bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, FTX in creating shell companies to launder money. 
- Fenwick announces a new version of the Series Seed Documents on GitHub, curated by Fenwick Partner Ted Wang.
- Fenwick represents Facebook in its $1 billion purchase of Instagram
- Fenwick represents Facebook in its IPO, the largest Internet IPO in U.S. history
- Pro bono counsel to Democratic Underground in Righthaven LLC v. Democratic Underground LLC, which is widely regarded as a legal victory against copyright trolls and called Copyright Case of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property
- Handles VeriSign's $21 billion acquisition of Network Solutions, the largest internet merger in history
- FTX: Helped in key aspects of now bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, FTX. 
- Apple Computer: Apple was a very early client of the firm; the firm advised Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak on the incorporation of the company and also advised Apple on the creation of the first shrinkwrap license agreement in 1976.[better source needed]
- eBay: Fenwick advised eBay on its IPO.[better source needed]
- Facebook: In 2012, Fenwick & West represented Facebook in the largest tech IPO in history. Fenwick also advised Facebook on its acquisition of Instagram in 2013.
- Oracle: Fenwick advised Oracle on its IPO.
- Wang Laboratories: Created the first clean room protocols for software, which later became an industry standard to prevent IP infringement.[better source needed]
- "Fenwick & West".
- Stone, Brad (April 7, 2011). "Why Techies Like to Friend Fenwick & West - BusinessWeek". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
- Rosen, Ellen (February 20, 2014). "Weil Advises Facebook as WhatsApp Uses Fenwick: Business of Law". Bloomberg. Bloomberg LP. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- Kolodny, Lora (June 3, 2013). "Seeking Seed Funding? Open-Source Forms Might Cut Legal Bill". VentureWire. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- "Facebook To Buy Instagram for $1 Billion in Biggest Acquisition Yet". AmLaw Daily. April 9, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
- "Fenwick & West and Simpson Thacher lead as Facebook takes US listing".
- "Facebook Will Have The Biggest Tech IPO Ever, Raising $16 Billion With $38 Share Price". TechCrunch. May 17, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- Masnick, Mike, Judge Rules That Righthaven Lawsuit Was A Sham; Threatens Sanctions. June 14, 2011.
- Green, Steve, Ruling that Righthaven misled court likely to be felt in other cases. July 14, 2011.
- Anderson, Nate, Righthaven learning it can't change the facts after it sues. July 14, 2011
- Opsahl, Kurt, Righthaven Ordered to Pay $5,000 in Sanctions for Its Misrepresentations to Court. July 15, 2011.
- "North America Awards winners revealed". Managing Intellectual Property. March 29, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "Extending Their Domain", ALM Media, LLC, New York City, April 2000.
- "History". Fenwick & West LLP. Retrieved September 2, 2013.