San Francisco

Daytime photo of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, California
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One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300
San Francisco

Known as the picturesque city by the bay and a hub of innovation with a booming economy, our San Francisco office is one of our largest, offering a full complement of services—and opportunity—across litigation, corporate and transactions, and regulatory law.

Just steps from the Ferry Building and a short walk from Oracle Park, our San Francisco office is a key piece of what makes Wilson Sonsini the technology legal powerhouse it is today. 

Our unrivaled client list is rich with former start-ups that grew into industry-leading corporations and the trailblazers that will shape our tomorrows. These include life sciences clients whose technologies help save lives and protect health and well-being as well as clean technology companies working for sustainable energy solutions.

Our San Francisco attorneys represent a sophisticated mix of practices and often join together to provide clients with coverage across highly specialized areas. 

Our corporate attorneys handle a range of transactions and governance matters, from formation and venture financings to M&A and capital markets deals. Our IP and patents and innovations teams represent clients in developing and protecting IP, providing strategic IP counsel from the start. And our litigators represent clients in federal and state courts, in jury and bench trials, in arbitrations, on appeal, and before regulatory agencies and administrative tribunals. 

San Francisco hosts one of our largest summer classes. Each year, we bring in 10 to 20 summers whose assignments range across our practice areas: corporate, litigation, regulatory, patents and innovations, and technology transactions. 

Oh and the views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge—in sun, rain, and, yes, fog—are stunning.

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.

Multiple locations
Marketing, Business Development, and Communications

Wilson Sonsini is seeking a Business Development Manager that will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the strategic, marketing, and business development plans for the firm’s Capital Markets Group. The successful candidate will have a wide and deep knowledge base of the U.S. technology and life sciences IPO market; prior experience mentoring junior level business development professionals; significant Big Law business development experience; and a high comfort level working in an entrepreneurial environment. The role will work directly with the practice groups leaders.

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

    ScienTech Medical

    Wilson Sonsini advises ScienTech Medical on a US$83.4 million IPO. ScienTech Medical is a leading interventional medical device provider in China for congenital heart diseases, a major field of application for structural heart diseases.

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.