San Francisco

Daytime photo of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, California
Number of Attorneys:
120+*
Number of Other Employees:
55+*
High Temperature (Avg.):
72°F
Low Temperature (Avg.):
45°F

* as of 5/1/24

One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300
San Francisco
CA
94105-1126
US

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

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
Department:
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 industry groups. This position will lead the marketing and business development planning and execution for the firm’s Fintech industry group and serve in a support role for the Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Gaming, and NewSpace. This individual will play an integral role, working directly with Partners and senior leadership, driving initiatives that contribute to client and pipeline development. The position will develop, deliver, and measure the results of initiatives and campaigns.

Office:
Palo Alto
San Francisco
Department:
Marketing, Business Development, and Communications

The firm has an immediate opening for a Business Development Manager supporting our Corporate Department. The ideal candidate will have a wide and deep knowledge base of the financial markets with an emphasis on the late-stage private, capital markets, M&A, and public company ecosystem across all industry verticals. This role will work closely with Practice Group Leaders and Partners within the Corporate practice group.

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.