Aerial view of SOMA and McCovey Cove in San Francisco
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139 Townsend Street
Suite 150
San Francisco

Just steps from Oracle Park on San Francisco Bay and surrounded by tech, social media, and biotech start-ups, our SOMA office is a key platform for representing innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Opened in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood in 2012, our SOMA office focuses on early-stage companies and the angel and venture investors that finance them.

As part of our SOMA office, you’ll collaborate regularly with the attorneys in our San Francisco office—just across town—and the firm’s headquarters in our Palo Alto office. Together, these three offices are the heart of Wilson Sonsini’s reputation as a law firm for tech and life sciences and the springboard for a career representing Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and established tech giants.

In an open and collaborative workspace reflective of the area’s unique environment, the office handles the full range of legal and strategic issues vital to young businesses: financing, IP protection, governance, and M&A—among many others.

Each year, we recruit five to ten summer associates who work with our Corporate, Patents and Innovations, and Technology Transactions teams.

Join Our Team

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Office Administration

The firm is seeking motivated administrative professionals to join our newly created virtual Administrative Resource Team (ART) to provide core support to legal professionals. ART is a central hub for attorneys and executive assistants to request assistance, offering an important mix of administrative support services. This is a great opportunity for administrative professionals to expand on their skillsets and work alongside top attorneys at our firm.

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Patents and Innovations (Counseling and Prosecution)

With the largest Life Sciences-focused patent practice in the world, Wilson Sonsini’s unmatched expertise services a diverse client base from start-ups to established industry leaders on global patent portfolio development and management. Associates learn from the best through early, hands-on experience and comprehensive training and development opportunities. You will draft and prosecute patent applications, prepare patent opinion letters and provide IP counseling to clients as well as supervise junior attorneys and patent agents. We want to hear from you if you have 1-4 years of patent prosecution law firm experience, patent bar membership, and a background in one of the following fields: cell or molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, medicinal chemistry, cancer biology, pharmacology, organic chemistry, biophysics, or digital health focused disciplines.

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


    Mirvie, a pioneer in predicting unexpected pregnancy complications, raised $60 million in a Series B funding round. This funding supports Mirvie’s continued clinical and commercial development of the proprietary Mirvie RNA platform, which is the first to predict preeclampsia and preterm birth months before they happen by revealing the underlying biology of each pregnancy. 

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.