San Francisco

Daytime photo of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, California
Number of Attorneys:
110+*
Number of Other Employees:
55+*
High Temperature (Avg.):
72°F
Low Temperature (Avg.):
45°F

* as of 8/1/23

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
Practice:
Internet Strategy and Litigation

Join a team that has played a central role in shaping the legal landscape for the online world and routinely tackles cutting-edge legal issues, from the earliest battles over the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to today’s disputes over privacy, copyright online, and free speech. You will have the opportunity to work with clients ranging from industry leaders to early-stage start-ups, and a host of others in between, from the US and around the world. We are currently seeking associates with 5-7 years of experience particularly in cases and investigations concerning Internet law, privacy, data security, copyright, artificial intelligence, platform liability and first amendment issues.

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

The firm is currently seeking an Events Specialist to join our Marketing team. The ideal candidate would possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to assist with the development, management, and execution of all private-label, third-party, and partnered events. This role will work directly with the Events Manager and attorneys to showcase the firm’s expertise through a variety of networking, partnering, and client appreciation events.

Office:
Multiple locations
Department:
Innovation

Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for a Client Success Specialist in support of the firm’s customer success team handling service tickets from internal and external clients. This role will be responsible for ensuring an effortless and enjoyable experience for both internal and external end-users of Wilson Sonsini’s newly introduced innovation and digital programs in order to achieve success as they implement, adopt and increase the usage of our new digital service technologies and experiences.

Office:
Palo Alto
San Francisco
Department:
Corporate

Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for an experienced Paralegal to join the firm and work closely our top attorneys on private and public companies in our dynamic Corporate Department. This is an exciting opportunity to be an important part of our team in handling formations, compliance and corporate governance, financings, mergers, public offerings, and capital market transactions.

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.