- Chairman: Larry W Sonsini
- Managing Partners: Douglas Clark and John T Sheridan
Firm Overview: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the financial institutions that invest in them.The firm advises and represents clients in a vast array of industries at all stages of development, from venture-backed start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations. Wilson Son sini Goodrich & Rosati is widely recognised as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance,mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. Over the past five decades, the firm has established its reputation by having a superior knowledge of its clients’ industries, as well as deep and longstanding contacts throughout the technology sector.
With roots in Silicon Valley and offices in technology hubs throughout the United States, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati long has had a national presence with a global reach. To better serve its clients overseas, the firm opened its first international office, in Shanghai, China, in 2007, and its second international office, in Hong Kong, in 2010. Most recently, in October 2011, the firm opened its first European office in Brussels, Belgium.
Main Areas of Practice: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has developed a wideranging international practice,with particular strength in Asia, Europe, and North America. The firm represents clients in a variety of practice areas that include: corporate law and governance; corporate finance – private equity, public equity, and debt finance; mergers and acquisitions (including cross-border M&A transactions); litigation – securities litigation, intellectual property litigation,merger and acquisition litigation, business litigation and counseling, white-collar crime, internal and government investigations, employment law, and appeals; intellectual property counseling and transactions – technology transactions, trade secret and employee mobility, intellectual property counseling and patents, global outsourcing transactions, trademarks, consumer regulatory and privacy, copyrights, and advertising; antitrust counseling and litigation; employee benefits and compensation; global generics; export controls and economic sanctions; energy and clean technology; privacy and data security; project development and finance; real estate and environmental; and tax.
Areas of PracticeAntitrust Counseling & Litigation
Business Litigation & Counseling
Consumer Regulatory & Privacy
Corporate & Governance
Employee Benefits & Compensation
Energy & Clean Technology
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
Global Outsourcing Transactions
Intellectual Property Counseling & Patents
Intellectual Property Litigation
Internal & Government Investigations
Internet & Copyright Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Privacy & Data Security
Project Development & Finance
Real Estate & Environmental
Retail, Consumer & Advertising
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trademarks, Copyrights & Advertising