Seattle

Seattle skyline at sunset
Number of Attorneys:
75+*
Number of Other Employees:
35+*
High Temperature (Avg.):
79°F
Low Temperature (Avg.):
37°F

* as of 5/1/24

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5100
Seattle
WA
98104-7036
US

Seattle has long been known as an incubator for innovation, technology, and brand names that change the world, and Wilson Sonsini is proud to be part of that tradition.

Our Seattle team focuses on forming and growing tech and life sciences start-ups; negotiating venture financings; and advising on important transactions—including strategic alliances, joint ventures, project development deals, and other financing arrangements. 

As part of this innovation-focused legal team, you’ll gain broad experience and invaluable perspective in the tech and life sciences industries. 

We also represent clients in a range of corporate matters, IP issues, energy projects, litigation and disputes, and investigations. Our Seattle office also represents clients based—and doing business—in Latin America. 

Each year, our Seattle office brings in four to six summer associates to work with our corporate, M&A, and biotech transactions practices.


Join Our Team

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
Practice:
Energy and Climate Solutions

Our Energy & Climate Solutions (ECS) practice pioneered the utility-scale wind and solar industries, helped create residential solar, energy storage, and EV industries, and are working with project developers and sponsors in a broad range of clean technologies from solar, wind and battery storage to nuclear, hydrogen, and carbon capture, utilization and sequestration projects throughout the United States and abroad. We do not represent the oil and gas industry, LNG terminals or pipeline owners, or vertically-integrated utilities that resist the energy transition, competition, or the climate imperative. We are unique in our mission-driven focus on clean energy and climate-friendly related projects, technologies, and business models, representing disruptors and innovators and those who finance them.

If you are a renewable energy project finance attorney with 6-8 years of substantial transactional experience who shares our passion for the mission, we want to hear from you. Your expertise will include asset backed securitization or asset backed lending representing sponsors, borrowers, lenders, or investors in the renewable energy industry, with a focus on project finance and/or structured asset-based finance and non-recourse lending transactions. Experience in tax equity in solar, wind, and energy storage project assets is preferred, but we welcome experience in adjacent project or structured financing areas if you have an interest in developing a broad expertise in financing in renewable energy projects and portfolios. You will join a collaborative team and have the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility, working closely with experienced partners who actively engage in mentoring.

Office:
Multiple locations
Practice:
Energy and Climate Solutions

Wilson Sonsini’s market-leading Energy & Climate Solutions Practice has an exciting opening for a renewable energy project finance associate with 3-6 years of law firm experience focusing on project finance and/or structured asset-based finance and non-recourse lending transactions. You will have experience representing sponsors, borrowers, lenders, or investors in the renewable energy industry. Capitalize on your experience in tax equity in solar, wind, and energy storage project assets or your interest in developing a broad expertise in financing in renewable energy projects and portfolios.

Our ECS Practice is unique in its mission-driven focus on clean energy and climate-friendly related projects, technologies, and business models, representing disruptors and innovators and those who finance them. We do not represent the oil and gas industry, LNG terminals or pipeline owners, or vertically-integrated utilities that resist the energy transition, competition, or the climate imperative.

You will gain a wide range of project and structured finance experience (as well as renewable energy development experience if you would like), working directly with clients ranging from start-ups to the world’s leading international infrastructure investors with some of the industry’s leading and most innovative companies. Associates have an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team and work closely with senior lawyers who provide active mentoring.

Office:
Multiple locations
Department:
Innovation

The Senior Lead Generation Specialist will be a key member of Wilson Sonsini’s Innovation Department, responsible for driving growth for newly introduced innovations, pricing models, and digital programs. The Senior Specialist will also be expected to grow into a broader sales role, capable of handling end-to-end client engagement from sales leads to closings. This strategic role requires a self-starting individual with strong leadership skills, who can work cross-functionally and determine how to best reach, educate, nurture, and drive action from our target client personas.

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

    Insilico Medicine

    Wilson Sonsini advised Insilico Medicine on a $1.2 billion research collaboration with Sanofi. Insilico Medicine, a clinical-stage artificial intelligence-driven drug discovery company, announced a multi-year, multi-target strategic research collaboration with Sanofi. Under the terms of the agreement, the collaboration will leverage Insilico Medicine’s AI platform, Pharma.AI, to advance drug development candidates for up to six new targets.

Did you know?

In 2022, Wilson Sonsini attorneys and staff participated in nearly 80 community service projects, and the Wilson Sonsini Foundation contributed almost $1.6 million to more than 90 law-related organizations and nearly 130 community organizations.