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Palo Alto, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1961
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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You might say these lawyers can get downright technical. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) is one of the largest law firms in the US specializing in representing high-tech corporations. Its client roster has included several big Silicon Valley names ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
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    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-known 800 pound gorilla in the Silicon Valley legal practice. Lots of great tech clients and the chance to work on hot tech deals. Broad corporate practice: you'll learn everything from incorporating startups to VC financings to M&A and IPO and post-IPO public company work. Good name to have on your resume. Great training program for associates and tons of access to startup/SV events. Colleagues (partners and associates) are generally friendly, down-to-earth, and smart.

    Cons

    Tough work load and demanding clients with unrealistic deadline expectations, which is typical for Big Law. Not great workflow management. Unless you're in a specialized area, you generally have to be a generalist, which you means you won't feel like you know any area of the law that well. Hard to make partner, but that's expected.

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Wilson Sonsini Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wilson Sonsini in March 2017.

    Interview

    The whole interview was very conversational. Mostly He was trying to find out how well my skill set matches with their needs. I also had to convince him that it was not a stepping stool for another position, but rather a long term position.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you able to work overtime if necessary?   1 Answer
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Wilson Sonsini Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • 50 Best Law Firms for Women, Working Mother, 2009

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