Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past four decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.
The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.
Our broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.
The firm has offices in Austin, Palo Alto, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.
Our Track Record
- Advises more than 300 public enterprises on issues of corporate law, securities, and corporate governance.
- Advises more U.S. companies in their initial public offerings than any other law firm worldwide.
- Completed more than 200 public equity and debt offerings over the last five years, helping clients raise more than approximately $50 billion.
- Represents more technology enterprises in mergers and acquisitions than any other U.S. law firm.
- More than 700 M&A transactions valued at more than $300 billion in the last five years.
- Defends more securities class action cases than any other U.S. law firm.
- Advises more than 150 venture capital and other private equity firms.
Rooted in Silicon Valley, with offices in six technology centers throughout the U.S. and one in Shanghai, China, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has a national presence with an international reach. Over the past four decades, we have developed a broad international practice based on the expanding needs of our clients, with extensive experience in Asia and Europe.
Our global experience includes the representation of U.S.-based companies doing business abroad, as well as foreign companies conducting business in the United States. We closely interact with our global network of alliances with leading law firms in major markets around the world to provide our clients with the highest quality and consistency of legal expertise and service. The services we provide to our U.S. clients include cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, technology transactions, venture capital investments, branch operations, and intellectual property counseling.
We represented U.S.-based Avanex in the company's complex $200 million cross-border acquisition of the optical components division of French-based Alcatel. In addition, we represented Network Associates' $640 million acquisition of Dr. Solomon's Group PLC, a publicly traded United Kingdom-based anti-virus software company, in one of the largest cross-border technology acquisitions between the U.S. and the U.K.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati represents numerous international enterprises with business interests in the U.S. Our non-U.S. clients include companies based in Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. We assist these clients with a full range of legal services, including venture capital investment, corporate finance, technology transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Among other cases and transactions, we advised Infosys Technologies in its landmark NASDAQ IPO. This $70.4 million transaction marked the first time in history that one of India's companies was listed on an American stock exchange. Subsequently, the firm went on to work with Infosys on two more groundbreaking corporate finance events: one sponsored secondary ADS offering, valued at $294 million, and a consequent sponsored secondary ADS offering, valued at more than $1 billion. This last transaction represented the largest international equity offering in the global markets by an Indian company, the first offering of ADSs by an Indian company that exceeded $1 billion, and the first transaction in which the securities of an Indian company were sold to investors in the form of a public offering without listing in Japan.
Many of our existing U.S. and non U.S.-based clients are considered global leaders in their respective industries, including Amkor Technology, Business Objects SA, and Monolithic Power Systems.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati provides value-added legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth business enterprises at all stages of development, from multibillion-dollar global enterprises to entrepreneurial start-ups. In addition, we represent the venture capital and private equity firms, investment banks, and other financial institutions that fund them.
Our attorneys represent and advise clients on a broad array of legal matters, including corporate law and governance, corporate finance, intellectual property, employment law, taxation, employee benefits, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. Our experience counseling on a wide range of issues spanning a variety of industries has given us an exceptional understanding of our clients' business environments, uniquely positioning us to provide the most responsive, efficient, and effective legal solutions available.