Boston

Skyline photo of Boston, Massachusetts, with the harbor in the foreground
Number of Attorneys:
45*
Number of Other Employees:
25*
High Temperature (Avg.):
82°F
Low Temperature (Avg.):
23°F

* as of 8/1/23

One Boston Place
201 Washington Street, Suite 2000
Boston
MA
02108-4403
US

With one of the top life sciences practices in the city and the region, Wilson Sonsini’s Boston office offers exciting opportunities in a range of corporate, patent, transactions, and regulatory practices.

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and universities in and around the area, our Boston team represents innovators in several industries, including life sciences, technology, sustainability, clean energy, and financial services. 

Our Boston office’s clients range from early-stage start-ups to public companies, as well as their board and management teams. We also represent leading venture capital and private equity firms, along with other investor institutions.

Because our team is advancing companies in new markets worldwide, our Boston-based attorneys represent clients in their most important matters, including with respect to the development of their intellectual property portfolios, preferred stock financings, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures and strategic partnering agreements. 

Our Boston summer program typically brings in five to 10 summer associates in our corporate, energy and climate solutions, patents and innovations, or technology transactions practices.

Photo Tour

  • Seating in the reception area of the new Wilson Sonsini Boston office: a gray couch and blue chairs.
    Seating in the reception area of the new Wilson Sonsini Boston office.
  • Conference room containing large conference table, ten chairs, and large windows.
    The conference rooms in Boston can accommodate meetings of many different sizes. This is one of the larger and more formal meeting rooms.
  • Small conference room containing small table, two chairs, and television for videoconferencing.
    Other conference spaces in the Boston office allow colleagues to work together in smaller groups.
  • Female attorney working in a casual conference area with couches and large windows.
    The Boston office has several sizes and types of communal space, both for working or for colleagues to get together over coffee or lunch. Here, Jessica Ramsey, a patent litigation associate in our San Francisco office, works in one of our more casual Boston conference rooms while waiting for the Life Sciences Summit to begin.
  • Casual conference space including high and low tables, chairs and bench seating, and colorful artwork of Campbells soup pop art painted on skateboards.
    Gathering spaces for attorneys and staff range from formal conference space to more casual surroundings. Attorneys and staff use them for meetings, but also for meals and other social time.
  • Male attorney in casual dress and carrying a computer walks down a staircase.
    The two floors of the Boston office are connected by an internal staircase.
  • View from the Boston office, including skyscrapers and historic buildings.
    The location of the Boston office affords beautiful views of historic landmarks and the harbor.
  • Bright blue casual seating space with tables, chairs, and pods with couches.
    Wherever you turn in the Boston office, you find another space set up for collaboration or an opportunity to connect with a colleague, such as this space just past the elevators.
  • A female attorney and a male patent agent working together in a lawyer's office at Wilson Sonsini in Boston.
    Ying Chen, a Patents and Innovations associate, discusses a draft patent application with Weigang Lu, a patent agent, in a typical Boston attorney's office.
  • Attorney's office with computer, chair, side table, and knickknacks.
    A typical office setup in Boston. Some attorneys and staff personalize their offices a great deal. For those visiting Boston from one of our other offices, hoteling space is available.

Join Our Team

Office:
Multiple locations
Department:
Innovation

Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for a Client Success Specialist in support of the firm’s customer success team handling service tickets from internal and external clients. This role will be responsible for ensuring an effortless and enjoyable experience for both internal and external end-users of Wilson Sonsini’s newly introduced innovation and digital programs in order to achieve success as they implement, adopt and increase the usage of our new digital service technologies and experiences.

Office:
Multiple locations
Department:
Patents & Innovations

The firm’s Patent and Innovations Group has an immediate opening for a US Patent Paralegal. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested to expand their paralegal career as well as get hands-on experience filing Information Disclosure Statements (IDS) with the USPTO, managing patent literature, uploading information to databases, and maintaining client information and files. All under the direction and guidance of our top attorneys, patent agents, IP specialists, and the department’s leadership team.

Office:
Multiple locations
Department:
Finance and Accounting

Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for a Senior Pricing Analyst. This role will support partners with full spectrum strategic financial and business insights, including the creation and management of alternative fee arrangements, development of pricing strategies, and creative approaches to important business problems that impact client acquisition, retention, and profitability. The Senior Pricing Analyst will develop, iterate, and utilize sophisticated pricing and profitability models to support partner pricing requests.

Office:
Multiple locations
Department:
Finance and Accounting

Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for a Senior Finance Data Architect & Automation Engineer. This position requires a dynamic individual with extensive expertise in database architecture, automation engineering, and SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) reporting. Duties include playing a critical role in designing/optimizing database systems, implementing automation solutions, and delivering impactful SSRS reports.

More Opportunities

If you would like to submit an application to Wilson Sonsini, but do not see an active posting for the office or practice you are interested in, please apply here.

  • Client Highlight

    Ascidian Therapeutics

    Wilson Sonsini advised Ascidian Therapeutics on patent, corporate, and technology transactions matters in their new company launch.  Ascidian uses therapeutic targeting of large genes and genes with high mutational variance and focuses to treat human diseases through the replacement of mutated exons at the RNA level. This goes a step beyond what can currently be addressed by gene editing technologies and cuts the risk of DNA editing and manipulation.

Did you know?

In 2022, Wilson Sonsini attorneys and staff participated in nearly 80 community service projects, and the Wilson Sonsini Foundation contributed almost $1.6 million to more than 90 law-related organizations and nearly 130 community organizations.