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  • 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
    Practice:
    Complex Litigation

    Please join Wilson Sonsini’s nationally recognized litigation department as part of the New York office! We are currently seeking associates with 2 to 4 years broad based experience in civil litigation and/or white collar and related investigations. Clients span a broad range of industries including technology, pharma, biopharma, life sciences, and others. In addition to excellent academic credentials, we are looking for someone with top law firm experience. Candidates must also have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

  • Office:
    London
    Practice:
    Tax

    Looking for an opportunity to resolve new and challenging tax issues in an exciting and growing practice? Our London office is seeking a solution-focused team player with a flexible mindset and the ability to clearly and confidently communicate. You will build relationships working directly with clients as well as while providing support to our other teams. You will also be able to explain tax issues at a number of levels – switching comfortably between explaining these in pure commercial terms to investors and founders and engaging in detailed technical discussion with in-house tax team members. Your work will involve M&A transactions, venture capital finance, international business structuring for clients which are highly internationally mobile, UK/US advisory work in conjunction with the US tax practice, and funds tax. Apply now if you are UK qualified, hold or are eligible for a valid Solicitors Practising Certificate, have 2-6 years PQE or equivalent experience, and have the passion to take your career to the next level.

  • 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:
    Palo Alto
    Department:
    Real Estate and Workplace Services

    Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for a Facilities Project Coordinator to provide additional support for the day-to-day facilities operations of the firm’s global office locations. This position requires a highly flexible individual that can manage multiple responsibilities. This individual would be handling many of the day to day items for the facilities team, such as coordination and review of documentation. This hybrid role is an exciting opportunity to work with the firm’s Real Estate and Workplace Solutions staff.

  • 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:
    London
    Practice:
    Corporate

    Join our dynamic and fast-paced London Corporate team. You will be a collaborative contributor with creative, solution-driven problem solving and client-management skills as well as a desire to actively engage in mentoring and training junior associates. Bring your 3-5 years’ PQE focusing predominantly on M&A to this exciting role. You will preferably have experience drafting definitive transaction agreements and managing all other aspects of a strategic transaction. Knowledge of cross-border M&A and market practice in tech and VC sectors will also be beneficial.

  • Office:
    London
    Practice:
    Corporate

    Join our dynamic and fast-paced London Corporate team. You will be a collaborative contributor with creative, solution-driven problem solving and client-management skills as well as a desire to actively engage in mentoring and training junior associates. Bring your 3-6 years of relevant experience focusing predominantly on M&A to this exciting role. You must have a JD and be an active membership of a US State bar. You will preferably have experience drafting definitive transaction agreements and managing all other aspects of a strategic transaction. Knowledge of cross-border M&A and market practice in tech and VC sectors will also be beneficial.

  • Office:
    Washington, D.C.
    Department:
    Regulatory & Compliance

    The firm has an immediate opening for a Case Assistant. This role will provide research, analysis, and case management support to the National Security practice group. The Case Assistant works closely with attorneys specializing in Export Controls, Sanctions, and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) matters. This is an exciting and hands-on opportunity for individuals interested in working in the legal field and providing support on a variety of responsibilities and projects.

  • Office:
    London
    Practice:
    Employee Benefits and Compensation

    We are looking for a UK qualified Share Incentive lawyer to join the London office to work with the existing UK Share Incentive partner. You will gain excellent experience and exposure to clients, with opportunities for progression. You will advise the firm’s clients on share option and employee incentive arrangements while supporting the London corporate team in relation to investments, M&A and IPOs. With a focus on UK/US advisory work, you will work regularly with members of the firm’s wider U.S. Employee Benefits and Compensation (EB&C) team on mutual clients as well as with corporate teams across the firm on both advisory work and cross border financings, M&As and other exits. We want to hear from you if you spent a majority of your 2-5 years PQE on employee share incentives and have a technical understanding and knowledge of incentive arrangements for private companies, with a particular emphasis on EMI arrangements, non-qualified plans, CSOP and growth shares. Ideally, you be commercially minded and solution driven with the ability to clearly explain and advise on complex issues.

Wilson Sonsini fosters a collaborative, team-oriented working environment in which we provide legal and business advice to some of the world’s most innovative technology, life sciences, and growth companies at all stages of their development. We constantly strive to add experienced and skilled attorneys to make practicing a challenging and rewarding experience.

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