Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Technology, Life Sciences & Growth Enterprises


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Technology, Life Sciences & Growth Enterprises

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.


 Martin Waters           Mathew Bresnahan       Jeffrey Guise


The firm is nationally recognized for providing high-quality services to address the legal solutions required by its enterprise and financial institution clients. Our services include corporate law and governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, antitrust counseling and litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions, tax, and employee benefits and employment law, among other areas. Our distinguished international roster of clients span a wide variety of industries, including information technology, life sciences, energy and clean technology, media and entertainment, communications, retail, and financial services.


Client service is the cornerstone of our practice, and we strive to act as strategic partners to our clients by leveraging our expertise to provide innovative, responsive, and cost-effective legal services. We understand that the law is often a means to accomplish our clients' business objectives, and we pride ourselves on our intimate understanding of their industries and marketplaces. We also know that today's enterprises are facing unprecedented changes in the business, regulatory, and global landscapes, and we have the knowledge and experience to help them confidently adapt to such challenges with state-of-the-art solutions.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin; Beijing; Brussels; Georgetown, DE; Hong Kong; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; and Washington, D.C.


Our Southern California Presence

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s San Diego and Los Angeles offices bring to Southern California the firm’s unique brand of legal services specifically designed to meet the needs of technology, life sciences, medical device, and other entrepreneurial growth companies at all stage of development. This local presence enhances our understanding of the region’s specialized industries, enabling our attorneys to effectively manage the legal needs of companies with Southern California operations. At the same time, the firm’s deep Silicon Valley roots and presence in most major technology markets bring to Southern California more than 50 years of experience working with entrepreneurs across industries, as well as relationships with financing sources in Silicon Valley and across the country. We are proud to be a part of Southern California’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and to partner with our clients in transforming their ideas into global businesses.

The firm's corporate and securities experience in Southern California includes facilitating the corporate formation of technology and growth start-ups; negotiating venture capital financings; advising on complex technology and business transactions, as well as strategic alliances and joint ventures; preparing companies for initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; and providing representation on issues of corporate governance and employee benefits and compensation.


Our attorneys in Southern California partner with innovative companies to leverage their intellectual assets in the most effective and advantageous manner. Our team of recognized intellectual property experts has broad and deep experience in patents and innovation strategies counseling, intellectual property litigation, and technology transactions. We help companies build and implement successful new business models; develop and execute strategic complex patent litigation; devise long-term, value-creating intellectual property strategies; and structure and negotiate complex transactions.


Our Southern California attorneys work closely with their peers located around the world, including those in Silicon Valley; San Francisco; New York; Washington, D.C.; China; and the European Union. The seamless integration of all Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati offices enables high-quality service that leverages the institutional experience and resources of the entire firm. Our proprietary collaborative systems allow our attorneys immediate access to the firm's collective expertise and knowledge, enabling them to respond quickly with effective solutions for our clients.

For more information about the firm and its offerings, please visit www.wsgr.com


San Diego Office
12235 El Camino Real Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 350-2300