An Accomplished Trial Practice with a Formidable Track Record

Wilson Sonsini has an accomplished trial practice led by experienced litigators who have amassed a formidable track record of success representing companies, their officers and directors, and individuals in jury and bench trials heard in federal and state courts, as well as contested matters before administrative agencies.

Wilson Sonsini’s trial experience—and a substantial percentage of trial wins—can be traced directly to the firm’s antitrust, consumer fraud, and patent litigation practices, which have garnered significant favorable outcomes on behalf of clients since 2000. Our attorneys have also prevailed at trial in important trade secret, corporate governance, employment, and white collar criminal cases.

Wilson Sonsini’s trial practice has also surged in recent years due to the success we’ve had representing clients before administrative panels, particularly the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Lead Trial Counsel Experience Backed by Diverse Professional Backgrounds

Collectively, Wilson Sonsini’s litigators have tried several hundred cases either as lead or co-lead trial counsel. Individually, several of Wilson Sonsini’s attorneys have previously held significant roles as prosecutors in U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the SEC, the DOJ, the NSD, and other federal enforcement agencies. Others have held roles as prosecutors in county district attorney offices.

Importantly, Wilson Sonsini’s trial attorneys have a broad range of subject matter experience. Because the firm’s clients touch virtually every sector of the technology industry, our attorneys have a strong fluency in the science and mechanics driving disruptive innovations that are commonly intertwined with legal principles at trial—and have demonstrated the ability to distill complicated subjects into understandable concepts for the benefit of a jury.

Wilson Sonsini’s trial attorneys have achieved the respect of clients, opposing counsel, and jurists alike through their professionalism, ability to manage trial teams, and commitment to achieving the best resolution possible for each client.

Areas of Emphasis

Wilson Sonsini’s litigation attorneys have recently represented clients at trial in these key areas, among others:

  • Antitrust
  • Consumer fraud
  • Contractual disputes
  • Corporate governance
  • Employment discrimination
  • M&A disputes
  • Patent infringement
  • Privacy
  • Professional liability
  • Trade secrets
  • White collar criminal defense

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