Firm / Organisation

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Chairperson: Katharine A. Martin
Managing Partner: Douglas J. Clark
Number of partners: 245
Number of lawyers: 850

Firm Overview:
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance them. The firm represents companies from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations at every stage of development. Wilson Sonsini’s attorneys collaborate across a comprehensive range of practice areas and industry groups to help the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients address their most pressing challenges and pursue their most promising opportunities. With long-standing roots in Silicon Valley and 15 offices in technology, business, and regulatory hubs worldwide, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has a national presence with a global reach. Over the past five decades, the firm has developed a wide-ranging international practice, with particular strength in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Main Areas of Practice:
■Corporate
- Broker Dealer
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Governance
- Emerging Companies
- Employee Benefits & Compensation
- Energy & Infrastructure
- Finance & Structured Finance
- Fund Formation
- Greater China
- Investment Adviser
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity
- Public Company Representation
- Real Estate
- Restructuring
- Shareholder Activism
- Tax & Tax Equity
- US Expansion
■Intellectual Property
- Patents & Innovations
- Post-Grant Review
- Technology Transactions
- Trademark & Copyright
■Litigation
- Arbitration
- Board & Internal Investigations
- Class Action Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Consumer Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Government Investigations
- Internet Strategy & Litigation
- Patent Litigation
- Securities & Governance Litigation
- Supreme Court & Appellate Practice
- Trade Secret Litigation
- Trademark & Copyright Litigation
- Trial
- White Collar Crime
■Regulatory
- Antitrust & Competition
- Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS)
- Export Control & Sanctions
- FCPA &Anti-Corruption
- FDA Regulatory, Healthcare, & Consumer Products
- Federal Trade Commission
- National Security
- Privacy and Cybersecurity

Corporate:
Wilson Sonsini is nationally recognized 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 trademark and copyright 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 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 organizations in venues across the US: federal and state trial courts; appellate courts; regulatory agencies; and administrative tribunals, including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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; FCPA; CFIUS; export trade; national security; and board governance matters.