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"Advancing the cause of diversity and inclusion has been a core value since the firm was founded in 1972, and Fenwick has been routinely acknowledged as one of the best firms in the country on the issue of diversity and inclusion. It is ranked among the top 15 U.S. law firms in The American Lawyer’s 2023 Diversity Scorecard. It was one of the first 30 law firms to pilot Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule, earning the rigorous certification for affirmatively considering women and diverse candidates for recruitment, equity partner promotions and..."

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801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: (650) 988-8500

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Rodger Cole
Hiring Committee Chair: Lara Foster (Silicon Valley)
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2023:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

Base Salary (2023)
1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000
8th year: $415,000
Summer Associate: $215,000

Employment Contact

General Recruiting Email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 6

No. of International Offices: 1

Major Office Locations

New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle, WA
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC I

Major Departments

Antitrust & Competition
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Capital Markets & Public Companies
Commercial Litigation
Employment Practices
Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
Life Sciences
Mergers & Acquisitions
Patent Litigation
Patent Post-Grant Proceedings
Privacy & Cybersecurity
Pro Bono
Securities Litigation
Startup & Venture Capital
Technology Transactions/Licensing
Trade & National Security
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.