Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

63 total (53 2Ls; 10 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

Associate Reviews

  • “The firm's culture is wonderfully supportive and collegial. Partners and associates take an interest in each other's lives and value everyone's work, regardless of hierarchy.”
  • “The culture at Fenwick is much better than I ever expected to find working in BigLaw. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is nice here. No one is worried about other people's pedigrees or background. The firm also expects mutual respect between lawyers and staff. The lawyers here understand that we are only able to provide the high level of service to our clients that we do because of our incredible staff. The firm also encourages all employees to gather (safely) outside of work.”
  • “The atmosphere is sophisticated yet unpretentious. Colleagues are willing to collaborate with one another and willing to roll their sleeves up to help others.”

Why Work Here

Diversity at Fenwick

"Advancing the cause of diversity and inclusion has been a core value of Fenwick & West since the firm was founded in 1972. Throughout its history Fenwick has been routinely acknowledged as one of the best firms in the country on the issue of diversity and inclusion -- to cite but two examples, in 2019 The American Lawyer ranked us as one of the top five most diverse law firms in the country (for the fourth consecutive year) and Euromoney Legal Media Group named us North America's best law firm for women in business law. We recognize the..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “The firm has a very competitive hiring process, and regularly recruits from the top law schools.”
  • “We're generally looking for someone who is interested in tech and life sciences work and who is curious about what companies in those spaces do. An ideal candidate will be a good communicator and good team member who is looking to take on substantive work early on.”
  • “We're looking for good people who are smart and passionate about what they do. We typically hire from Stanford and Berkeley, though we hire candidates from top schools nationwide.”

Practice Area Q&A’s

Morgan Sawchuk



Kat Duncan & Thomas Kang

Partner & Partner


Perks & Benefits