Boston

Skyline photo of Boston, Massachusetts, with the harbor in the foreground
Number of Attorneys:
52*
Number of Other Employees:
25*
High Temperature (Avg.):
82°F
Low Temperature (Avg.):
23°F

* as of 5/1/24

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:
Marketing, Business Development, and Communications

Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for a Business Development Analyst supporting the firm’s Regulatory global practice group. This individual will play an integral role, working directly with Partners and Associates in raising the profile of this practice, both internally and externally, and supporting initiatives that contribute to client and pipeline development. This role will work closely with the entire business development and marketing team, drawing on those resources to deliver and measure the results of initiatives and campaigns for the practice area.

Office:
Multiple locations
Department:
Patents & Innovations

The Patent and Innovations Group has an immediate opening for a US Patent Paralegal Assistant. This position is responsible for assigned tasks and works under the direction and guidance of attorneys, patent agents, IP specialists, and the department leadership team. Candidates must also possesses the ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced team environment. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to grow their skills supporting the Patents & Innovations practice group of the firm.

Office:
Multiple locations
Practice:
Energy and Climate Solutions

Our Energy & Climate Solutions (ECS) practice pioneered the utility-scale wind and solar industries, helped create residential solar, energy storage, and EV industries, and are working with project developers and sponsors in a broad range of clean technologies from solar, wind and battery storage to nuclear, hydrogen, and carbon capture, utilization and sequestration projects throughout the United States and abroad. We do not represent the oil and gas industry, LNG terminals or pipeline owners, or vertically-integrated utilities that resist the energy transition, competition, or the climate imperative. We are unique in our mission-driven focus on clean energy and climate-friendly related projects, technologies, and business models, representing disruptors and innovators and those who finance them.

If you are a renewable energy project finance attorney with 6-8 years of substantial transactional experience who shares our passion for the mission, we want to hear from you. Your expertise will include asset backed securitization or asset backed lending representing sponsors, borrowers, lenders, or investors in the renewable energy industry, with a focus on project finance and/or structured asset-based finance and non-recourse lending transactions. Experience in tax equity in solar, wind, and energy storage project assets is preferred, but we welcome experience in adjacent project or structured financing areas if you have an interest in developing a broad expertise in financing in renewable energy projects and portfolios. You will join a collaborative team and have the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility, working closely with experienced partners who actively engage in mentoring.

Office:
Multiple locations
Practice:
Energy and Climate Solutions

Wilson Sonsini’s market-leading Energy & Climate Solutions Practice has an exciting opening for a renewable energy project finance associate with 3-6 years of law firm experience focusing on project finance and/or structured asset-based finance and non-recourse lending transactions. You will have experience representing sponsors, borrowers, lenders, or investors in the renewable energy industry. Capitalize on your experience in tax equity in solar, wind, and energy storage project assets or your interest in developing a broad expertise in financing in renewable energy projects and portfolios.

Our ECS Practice is unique in its mission-driven focus on clean energy and climate-friendly related projects, technologies, and business models, representing disruptors and innovators and those who finance them. We do not represent the oil and gas industry, LNG terminals or pipeline owners, or vertically-integrated utilities that resist the energy transition, competition, or the climate imperative.

You will gain a wide range of project and structured finance experience (as well as renewable energy development experience if you would like), working directly with clients ranging from start-ups to the world’s leading international infrastructure investors with some of the industry’s leading and most innovative companies. Associates have an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team and work closely with senior lawyers who provide active mentoring.

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.