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Firm Profile

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Firm Profile

Palo Alto

  • Profile
  • 650 Page Mill Road
  • Palo Alto
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304-1050

Firm profile submitted by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise 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.

Chairman: Larry W Sonsini
Managing Partner: Douglas Clark
Number of partners: 224 Number of attorneys: 750

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s main areas of practice include: corporate governance; corporate finance – private equity, capital markets, venture capital, finance and structured finance, fund services and restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; litigation – securities and governance litigation, patent litigation, commercial litigation, consumer litigation, Internet law and strategy, white-collar, board and internal investigations, government investigations, class action litigation, trade secret litigation, employment, appellate and arbitration; intellectual property counseling and transactions – technology transactions, patents and innovation, trademarks and copyright, and post-grant review; antitrust counseling and litigation; employee benefits and compensation; export control and sanctions; FCPA and anti-corruption; energy and infrastructure; privacy and data protection; national security/CFIUS; cybersecurity; Federal Trade Commission; real estate; and tax.

International Work:
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. In 2011, the firm opened its first European office in Brussels, Belgium, and in 2012 added an office in Beijing. 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 merger 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, data storage and cloud, defense and national security, internet, mobile, financial services, global generics, aviation and biotech.


  • 633 West Fifth Street,
  • 15th Floor,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90071
  • Tel 323 210 2900
  • Fax 866 974 7329
  • 139 Townsend Street,
  • Suite 150,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94107
  • Tel 415 471 3940
  • Fax 866 974 7329
  • 222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 800,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801
  • Tel +1 302 304 7600
  • Fax +1 866 974 7329
  • 28 State Street, 37th Floor,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02109
  • Tel +1 617 598 7800
  • Fax +1 866 974 7329