Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Firm Details

Chair of the Board: Katharine Martin

Managing Partner: Douglas Clark

Number of partners: 257

Number of lawyers: 950

U.S. Offices: Austin; Boston; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, DE

International Offices: Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai

Firm Overview

For over 60 years, Wilson Sonsini has offered a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognised as a leading provider to growing and established clients seeking legal counsel to complete sophisticated corporate and technology transactions; manage governance and enterprise-scale matters; assist with intellectual property development, protection, and IP-driven transactions; represent them in contested disputes; and advise them on antitrust or other regulatory matters. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini has offices in Austin; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.

Main Areas of Practice

Corporate

  • Broker Dealer
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Finance and Structured Finance
  • Fund Formation
  • Greater China
  • Investment Adviser
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Public Company Representation
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Tax and Tax Equity
  • U.S. Expansion

Intellectual Property

  • Patents and Innovations
  • Post-Grant Review
  • Technology Transactions
  • Trademark and Copyright

Litigation

  • Arbitration
  • Board and Internal Investigations
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Government Investigations
  • Internet Strategy and Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Supreme Court and Appellate Practice
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Trademark and Copyright Litigation
  • Trial
  • White Collar Crime

Regulatory

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS)
  • Export Control and Sanctions
  • FCPA and Anti-Corruption
  • FDA Regulatory, Healthcare, and Consumer Products
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • National Security
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity

Corporate: 

Wilson Sonsini is nationally recognised for providing high-quality services to address the legal solutions required by its enterprise and financial institution clients. Its services include corporate law and governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions, tax, employee benefits, and other corporate transactional areas.

Intellectual Property: 

Wilson Sonsini’s comprehensive intellectual property practice assists clients ranging from growth-minded start-ups to multinational companies with IP transactional matters. The success of most companies depends on brand strength and vitality. As such, the firm’s IP attorneys understand the importance of developing sound, sophisticated IP strategies that leverage key assets, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. They also know the value of building and protecting strong brands through advertising and promotions, particularly in highly competitive markets. In addition, they understand the importance of complying with the many applicable consumer laws and regulations, as well as the strategic value of preventative and proactive efforts.

Litigation: 

Wilson Sonsini has more than 200 litigators across the firm, and continues to expand. The firm represents public companies, private entities, and other organisations in venues across the US: federal and state trial courts, appellate courts, regulatory agencies, and administrative tribunals, including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Regulatory: 

Wilson Sonsini has expanded its regulatory services to address the ongoing need clients have for advice concerning enforcement and oversight agencies, both in the US and certain international markets. The firm’s services include privacy and cybersecurity; FDA, healthcare, and consumer products; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States; export trade; national security; and board governance matters.

USA

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 FinTech 2021

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Band 1
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
Band 4
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Band 3
Life Sciences
Band 2
Litigation: Securities
Band 1
Technology: Transactions
Band 2

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Antitrust


Jeffrey VanHooreweghe
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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


Allison Spinner
Band 3
Erik Franks
Band 3
Jeff Saper
Band 2
Katharine A Martin
Band 2
Larry W Sonsini
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650 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto

California

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CA 94304-1050

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