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633 West Fifth Street
Suite 1550
Los Angeles

What do you get when you combine an international business destination, a thriving entrepreneurial community, and a growing investor base? An unbeatable place to build your legal skills and book of business. 

Wilson Sonsini’s substantial Los Angeles practice has led the firm to establish two office locations: Downtown and Century City. Wilson Sonsini lawyers in Los Angeles share one culture across two locations.  While everyone is formally assigned to one office, many of our Los Angeles lawyers spend time in both locations—some occasionally and others more regularly.

Founded in 2013, our Downtown office sits in the heart of the Los Angeles legal scene, near many other law firms and the US Courthouse. Our clients come from both innovative and established industries, including digital media and entertainment, life sciences, gaming, internet services, mobile, and retail and consumer products and services. 

Joining the Los Angeles offices in litigation means joining an exciting and growing team that is committed to bringing high-stakes and high-profile disputes (such as the 2022 Vanessa Bryant case) to trial. You’ll work with premier litigators who commit to small teams and close mentoring, and to work directly with clients and have early responsibility. Our Los Angeles team also features attorneys who represent both public and private companies in a variety of corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, equity and debt financings, and joint ventures.

We ask our summer associates to spend time in both offices so that they can connect with all of our attorneys and other professionals in both neighborhoods. Between our Los Angeles offices, the firm usually brings in two to five summer associates each year, focusing on our complex litigation and patent litigation practices.

Join Our Team

Multiple locations
Knowledge Management, Research & Information Services

Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for a Competitive Intelligence Program Manager to direct competitive intelligence functions in support of the firm's 1000+ lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia. This role will work as a member of the firmwide Research & Information Services team and conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors. The role collaborates with other firm functions such as business development, attorney recruiting, and strategic planning. The scope of the research includes economics and market sectors; profiles on current and potential clients, competitors and new markets; and monitoring key targets or sectors. The CI Program Manager will develop reporting that identifies market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams, and will ensure that the CI team provides high quality, analytic deliverables.

Los Angeles
Executive Assistants

Wilson Sonsini has an exciting opportunity for full-time experienced Executive Assistant to join our firm in the our Los Angeles office supporting our Complex Litigation practice group. This position will provide the thrilling opportunity to support attorneys and perform a wide range of administrative tasks that will utilize your legal support, administrative, organizational, leadership skills and knowledge. The ideal candidate will be a great contributor and a flexible team player, who can work with different levels of employees as well as clients.

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.

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

    Vanessa Bryant

    Wilson Sonsini represented Vanessa Bryant in her privacy and federal civil rights suit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department related to photos from the scene of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, daughter, and several others. In August 2022, a jury unanimously determined that the department was liable for the inappropriate sharing of the photos from the scene and awarded her $15 million.

Did you know?

Year after year, Wilson Sonsini ranks among the most diverse law firms in the United States. For us, diversity is not just a commitment—it is integrated throughout our business, from recruiting to promotion.