Most Admired Companies of 2021: Fennemore

AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ annually present the Most Admired Companies program to recognize organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer Ratings; diversity, equity and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s most admired companies for 2021 is Fennemore.

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With hundreds of nominations representing Arizona’s most innovative, impactful and successful companies, being one of the Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent Arizona’s best companies. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner on October 7, 2021 at the Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. The title sponsors of the Most Admired Business Awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For more sponsorship information, email [email protected] For more information on the Most Admired Companies event, email [email protected] or click here. will spotlight one of Arizona’s most admired companies each day before the awards dinner.


Most Admired Company: 2016, 2020, 2021

Arizona Senior Executive: James Goodnow, President and Managing Partner

What he does: Full service business law firm.

Company Profile: Fennemore’s client-centric approach means that in today’s complex and evolving business and legal landscape, the firm aggressively protects the legal interests of the businesses it serves, while identifying endless opportunities. As a law firm with over 135 years of history in Arizona and Mountain West, and now California, you can assume – and probably be right – that Fennemore has seen almost everything, survived and thrived, everything by being proudly at the service of its business customers.

Admirable trait: Fennemore actively recruits a diverse mix of talented lawyers and allied legal professionals through a variety of initiatives, including scholarships, internships, training, community involvement, and mentorship opportunities. In 2019, the Fennemore Fellowship and Fellowship for Diversity was the first such partnership between ASU and a law firm. As part of the partnership, the company offers a scholarship and a paid summer scholarship. Over the past year, the Fennemore Management Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Council have hosted three general meetings on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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