- Chairman: Larry W Sonsini
- Managing Partners: Douglas Clark, John T Sheridan
- Number of partners: 188
- Number of attorneys: 600
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and other 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 Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is nationally recognized 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 long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.
Main Areas of Practice:
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s main areas of practice include: corporate law and governance; corporate finance – private equity, public equity and debt finance; mergers and acquisitions; litigation – securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, merger and acquisition litigation, business litigation and counseling, white-collar crime 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.
With roots in Silicon Valley and offices in technology hubs throughout the US,Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati long has had a national presence with a global reach. In addition, to better serve its clients overseas, the firm opened its first international office, in Shanghai, China, in 2007, and a second international office, in Hong Kong, in 2010. Most recently, in October 2011, the firm opened its first European office in Brussels, Belgium. Over the past five decades, the firm has developed a wide-ranging international practice, with particular strength in Asia, Europe, and North America. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati represents both US and foreign clients in a variety of international matters including: cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, foreign investment, branch operations, intellectual property, and litigation.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s client base includes: communications and networking, electronics/computer hardware, information services, life sciences and medical devices, media and entertainment, retail and consumer products and services, semiconductors, software, energy technology, and venture capital and financial institutions.
The firm also has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Brussels.