Washington, D.C.

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1700 K Street NW
Fifth Floor

The federal government. Regulatory and enforcement agencies. Top decision-makers in the biggest industries in the world. Practicing law in Washington, D.C., is a whole different ball game.

Every D.C. firm worth your consideration will tell you about their proximity to the White House and K Street or their deep bench of former government officials and industry insiders. 

Wilson Sonsini can go toe to toe with any of them on those points. But you should know that Washington, D.C., has been a growing tech hub for years: AOL was founded here, Amazon opened HQ2 just across the river in Arlington, and Northern Virginia’s Dulles Tech Corridor boasts a cluster of tech company headquarters and outposts. With our Silicon Valley roots and decades of experience helping start-ups and scale-ups in the tech and life sciences industries, our presence in D.C. just makes sense.

And it is an incredible place to practice law. Our D.C. practice is wide-ranging, so there is a wide range of practice groups from which to choose. Whether you work in antitrust and investigations or patents and transactions, or any of our other DC practice areas, you’ll learn from an established and growing team of litigators, dealmakers, and regulatory professionals.

You’ll also gain perspective from colleagues and mentors with substantial experience before major federal agencies, including the SEC, DOJ, FTC, FCC, USPTO, Copyright Office, Copyright Royalty Board, and the Departments of Commerce, Defense, State, and Treasury.

Our D.C. office hosts 11 to 15 summers each year, and they are assigned to any of a number of practices, including antitrust, appellate, corporate, complex litigation (which could include FCPA, government investigations, and white collar), M&A, national security, patents and IP, privacy and cybersecurity, or IT transactions. 

Join Our Team

Multiple locations
Finance and Accounting

We have an immediate opening for a Temporary Billing Services Representative. This temporary role is anticipated to be approximately 3 months in duration. The primary function of the role is to prepare and edit prebills and generate client invoices for assigned attorneys. The Temporary Billing Services Representative will review time entries to ensure proper matter coding, billing rates and compliance with attorney/client/e-billing guidelines, follow up with attorneys and/or secretaries to ensure timely return of prebills, conduct monthly reviews of Unapplied and Retainer accounts and timely application of same to client invoices, amongst additional responsibilities as assigned to support the Client Accounting team of Wilson Sonsini.

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
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.
Privacy and Cybersecurity

Do you want to help shape the cybersecurity legal landscape for years to come? Looking to play a key role in cybersecurity counseling and incident response for a dynamic and thriving practice group? If so, we welcome your application for our DC, San Francisco or Palo Alto office. Our highly experienced team deals with complex cybersecurity issues for leading and innovative companies around the world. We regularly represent clients in major security incidents and advise on cyber best practices and regulatory compliance. We are looking for a mid-level associate to take on significant responsibility within the group and to help us continue to grow the practice to serve the leading technology companies as they navigate the ever-increasing complexity of cybersecurity regulation.

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.

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