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One Boston Place
201 Washington Street, Suite 2000

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

Multiple locations
Finance and Accounting

We have an immediate opening for a Temporary Billing Services Representative. This temporary role is anticipated to be approximately 3 months in duration. The primary function of the role is to prepare and edit prebills and generate client invoices for assigned attorneys. The Temporary Billing Services Representative will review time entries to ensure proper matter coding, billing rates and compliance with attorney/client/e-billing guidelines, follow up with attorneys and/or secretaries to ensure timely return of prebills, conduct monthly reviews of Unapplied and Retainer accounts and timely application of same to client invoices, amongst additional responsibilities as assigned to support the Client Accounting team of Wilson Sonsini.

Multiple locations
Marketing, Business Development, and Communications

Wilson Sonsini is seeking a Business Development Analyst that will be responsible for supporting the execution of the marketing and business development plans for the firm’s Capital Markets Group. The position's core function is to provide essential tactical support to the fast-paced Business Development team that drives business development and marketing for the practice group. This is a terrific opportunity for an experienced business development professional with an interest in and passion for gaining more exposure to high-growth technology and life sciences companies.

Executive Assistants

Wilson Sonsini is seeking an Executive Assistant to support a very busy partner and team in the Corporate practice group. This position offers a wide range of responsibilities and challenges that will utilize your strong administrative, organizational, leadership and legal practice skills and knowledge. You will assist attorneys in managing day-to-day operations and will work closely together in helping build a vibrant practice. You will be professional, a self-starter, energetic and committed to producing a high quality work product, as you work independently and as part of our Boston office team.

Multiple locations
Patents & Innovations

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Patents and Innovation group has an immediate opening for a Patent Transfer Specialist. The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable regarding aspects of patent prosecution and the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) System and Electronic Filing System (EFS). Knowledge regarding a calendaring system is required and knowledge of Computer Packages Inc.'s (CPI) calendaring system is a plus. The responsibilities of this candidate include processing incoming and outgoing client transfers; reviewing and organizing paper and electronic files and identifying and reconciling outstanding items; confirming chain of title and inventorship; filing powers of attorney; and communicating with appropriate parties in order to facilitate the intake of IP portfolios.

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.