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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


"Since our inception, WSGR has been committed to the principle that diversity is a core component of a thriving organization. Rather than maintaining a formal diversity policy, we approach diversity as a naturally integrated facet of our business culture. We incorporate diversity considerations into all talent management practices, including recruiting, hiring, reviews, partner promotions and retention. We believe that the richness of our diversity has contributed greatly to the success of the firm and enhances the value of the legal..."

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 493-9300


Board Chair: Katharine Martin
Managing Partner: Douglas Clark
Hiring Partners: Andrew Hoffman, Maura Rees, Lisa Stimmell

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
9th year+: $350,000
Summer associate: $3,654 per week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
55 out of 57 (2Ls) (2017)

Major Office Locations

Palo Alto, CA (HQ)
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA (Financial District)
San Francisco, CA (SOMA)
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE
Hong Kong

Major Departments & Practices

Appellate Litigation
Board and Internal Investigations
Capital Markets
Class Action Litigation
Consumer Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance
Employee Benefits and Compensation
Employment Litigation
Energy and Infrastructure
Export Control and Sanctions
Federal Trade Commission
Finance and Structured Finance
Fund Services
Global Generics
Government Investigations
Greater China
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation
Internet Law and Strategy Litigation
Investment Adviser
Medical Devices
Mergers & Acquisitions
National Security/CFIUS
Patent Litigation
Patents and Innovations
Post-Grant Review
Privacy & Data Protection
Private Equity
Real Estate
Securities and Governance Litigation
Shareholder Activism
Start-Ups and Venture Capital
Tax and Tax Equity
Technology Transactions
Trade Secret Litigation
Trademark and Copyright
White Collar