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650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto

An integral part of the fabric of the tech economy, our Palo Alto headquarters thrums with opportunity.

In the heart of Silicon Valley (and founded before it was even called “Silicon Valley”), Wilson Sonsini’s Palo Alto office is our largest and serves as the firm’s headquarters. This is the center of gravity where our industry-leading teams have written our history alongside clients we have had relationships with for many decades. This history also acts as a blueprint as we continue to form new relationships with technology and life sciences companies every day, helping them shape the future of our world.

Palo Alto also serves as the home base for our Summer Associate Academy, a week-long program filled with training and networking opportunities for our entire summer class. Each year, 35 to 40 summer associates are invited to join our Palo Alto teams.

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.

Palo Alto
San Francisco
Patent Litigation

Our life sciences patent litigation team has an exciting opportunity to advise companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar corporations, partnering with attorneys across the firm. You will not only represent our diverse client base at trials, but will also be involved with all phases of the relationship from getting to know the client and their technology to helping with strategic counseling and working with other practice groups to provide comprehensive legal advice. We welcome hard-working, team-oriented associates with 4-6 years of patent litigation experience and degree(s) in chemistry, biology, or other life sciences to apply. Hatch-Waxman/ANDA and/or federal court litigation experience is a plus.

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.

Palo Alto
Executive Assistants

Wilson Sonsini has an exciting opportunity for full-time experienced Litigation Executive Assistant to join the firm in our Palo Alto office supporting our Employment Litigation group. This position will provide the thrilling opportunity to support multiple attorneys (including partners) and offers a broad range of responsibilities 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.

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


    When Twitter was acquired for $44 billion by Elon Musk, Wilson Sonsini served as lead deal counsel, advised the Board, and represented Twitter in the Delaware litigation.

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