At Wilson Sonsini, we believe in the following core values:
We hold ourselves to the highest standard of performance on behalf of our clients. We are committed to delivering the most expert and proactive advice to our clients.
Innovation and Creativity
We like to challenge the status quo and are not afraid to think outside the box. We strive for constant improvement.
Teamwork and Collaboration
We work as a team and collaborate to provide comprehensive legal services through shared knowledge and teamwork.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment results in better legal services for our clients and a richer work environment for our people. Our employees know that they belong to the “Wilson Sonsini family,” where everyone is welcome. We seek to recognize and eliminate unconscious bias.
We work hard and show appreciation for the hard work of others.
Mentoring and Training
We help build the careers of the next generation to ensure the future success of the firm, including through mentoring, collaboration, and training, while honoring the legacy of our senior colleagues and alumni, and our deep roots in the client base we serve.
We are entrepreneurial and business minded. We ensure our clients receive the best possible experience by providing best-in-class, business-oriented services.
Integrity and Ethics
We uphold the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct in all of our actions.
Respect and Support
We treat everyone with dignity and respect and are respectful and supportive of each other.
We are transparent in our decision making and governance.
Commitment to Community and the Environment
We are committed to the communities in which we work, the environment, pro bono, and community service.
Whatever practice area you go into, at root, you’re dealing with human beings. Everything you do as a lawyer—whether a trial, a depo, or a deal—involves human beings. People who have families, who have dreams and aspirations and things they want to accomplish, who love people and are even sometimes mad at people. When you’re trying a case or doing a deal or taking a deposition or anything you do for the rest of your career, your superpower as a lawyer is to transform issues and feelings into abstract things. That’s really important, and you have to hone that skill. But you must always be rooted to the fact that the clients you are representing are people, and you must treat them with care.