Why Wilson Sonsini

Choosing a law firm is an exciting decision that can springboard your career in directions you never thought possible. 

As a firm that forged its reputation alongside technology pioneers and world-changing innovators, we know what it’s like to take a leap. To push past boundaries. To chart a course into the unknown. 

That entrepreneurial spirit infuses everything we do, and with it we offer unrivaled opportunities to build a career—and a life—in the law. 

We are always looking for unique perspectives and exciting talent, and we strive to create the law firm leaders of tomorrow. Consider joining us—take ownership of your career path.

Here are just a few of the reasons you’ll be glad you did.

A Loyal Professional Community—for Life

Everyone at Wilson Sonsini has the opportunity to work with amazing clients, engage in stimulating and challenging work, and collaborate with the best minds in our industry. 

Like our clients, we strive for innovation, support creativity, and act on great ideas—even if no other law firm has tried them before.

By joining Wilson Sonsini, you’re not just launching an exciting Big Law career. You’re becoming part of the broader Wilson Sonsini community of employees, clients, and alumni—a network that will support you for  your entire career. 

Professional Development for Every Stage of Your Career

Our clients don’t let their skills and their perspectives stagnate, so neither do we.

With innovative training and professional development programs for attorneys, patent agents, and professional staff, we give you the resources and support you need to keep learning, keep progressing, and keep advancing in your career.

A Commitment to Action on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a firm founded on innovation, disruption, and technology, diversity and inclusion are particularly important to us. Our clients are building the future, and they expect a law firm committed to doing the same.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not an achievement. They are not a finish line to reach and forget about. They are a core value to inhabit, act on, and celebrate each and every day. 

Support for Our Communities and the Pursuit of Justice

It is our obligation and our privilege to support and contribute to the communities in which we live and work by providing legal services to agencies and individuals in need. We also believe in supporting the pursuit of justice and equality by taking on pro bono assignments that help those with limited resources gain access to the legal system. Our two pro bono partners lead our substantial firm-wide efforts and support all our attorneys in their pro bono practices.

That’s why we’re proud to participate in the Pro Bono Institute’s law firm challenge, which encourages firms to devote three percent of their total billable hours to pro bono activities. 

And it’s why we offer unlimited pro bono hours for our attorneys.

View Points
Luke A. Liss
Pro Bono Partner
Palo Alto

In my view, a lot of firms pay lip service to pro bono. They have splashy things on their websites. They say they value it. We walk the walk.

Something I think candidates should think about when they talk to firms—if the firm they’re considering cares about pro bono, how is the firm actually supporting it?

Finding Balance for Personal—and Professional—Satisfaction

A career in the legal industry is a demanding one, so we offer a broad range of wellness-related benefits and resources to help employees sustain a healthy lifestyle and balance work-life considerations while also achieving financial security and a successful career.

We all need to be able to strike a balance between our careers and our lives outside the office, and our firm is committed to helping you achieve that.