General Corporate

At Wilson Sonsini corporate attorneys have wide ranging practices that can involve a number of different areas of law, depending on the needs of the client. Accordingly, when we hire for the corporate department, we don’t always hire directly into a specific corporate specialty. Attorneys for many of our corporate practice groups are hired under the General Corporate umbrella.

As a general corporate attorney at Wilson Sonsini, you may work with life sciences clients or tech clients, with emerging or mature companies. You may represent clients in the same city where you live, or clients in markets around the world such as China, Latin America, or Israel, working on matters in their own countries or their entry and development in the US market. You may work with private public companies, advising on complex funding transactions or issues of corporate governance. And over time, you may become a leading expert in one specific type of corporate law or continue to work broadly as you determine how best to serve your clients and your own career goals.

If you join us as a first year corporate associate in Palo Alto or San Francisco, you’ll join a formalized program called Launch—a two-year immersion into corporate practice where you’ll work on a wide variety of matters with many of our teams. During Launch you’ll be supported by our Career Development Team, who will help you assess which practices might be right for you when the program is complete.

A career in general corporate law at Wilson Sonsini can take you to any of our offices and will certainly have you working with some of the most innovative lawyers and clients in the business. Throughout your career, you will receive support from our Career Development Team, who will help you reflect on your development and set career goals. Every year, dozens of associates join the practice as entry level attorneys or laterals—check out our current job postings to learn more.

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