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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

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.

Executive Assistants

The firm has an exciting opportunity for full-time experienced Trademark Litigation Executive Assistant to join the firm in our Seattle office supporting our Trademark & Advertising group. This hybrid position will support multiple attorneys (including two partners) and offers a broad range of responsibilities that will utilize your trademark prosecution, litigation, administrative, organizational, leadership and legal practice skills and knowledge. The ideal candidate will be a great contributor and a flexible team player who works well under pressure, has a professional demeanor, good judgment, and is a self-starter.

Multiple locations
Marketing, Business Development, and Communications

Wilson Sonsini is seeking a Business Development Analyst that will be responsible for supporting the execution of the marketing and business development plans for the firm’s Capital Markets Group. The position's core function is to provide essential tactical support to the fast-paced Business Development team that drives business development and marketing for the practice group. This is a terrific opportunity for an experienced business development professional with an interest in and passion for gaining more exposure to high-growth technology and life sciences companies.

Palo Alto
Washington, D.C.
Post-Grant Review (PTAB)

Associates with 2-3 years of patent experience, strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills, superior academic credentials, and a degree qualifying for USPTO registration, with preference for a degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science or a related field. The role will focus on USPTO litigation proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), so candidates with either patent litigation or prosecution experience will be considered, and a mix of both would be a plus. The firm is open to having the successful candidate in our Seattle, Palo Alto, or Washington, D.C. office.

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.