WSGR Practices and Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Chambers USA Guide

Numerous Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati practices and attorneys were recognized in the recently published 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm was ranked in 25 geography-specific practice categories, while 53 attorneys were honored among the best in their fields.

The listings were compiled by the guide's independent, London-based publisher, Chambers & Partners, based on an intensive research process that included confidential interviews with thousands of law-firm clients and attorneys. This research was used to assess entire firms, practice groups, and individual attorneys on the basis of their technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, commitment, and other valued qualities.

The firm's rankings are summarized below. For additional details, please see the online version of the guide.

Practice Area Rankings

WSGR is ranked as a "Leading Firm" in the following categories and geographies:


  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust: Cartel
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • Life Sciences
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Securities: Litigation
  • Start-Ups & Emerging Companies


  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT & Outsourcing: Transactions
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: Securities
  • Tax

Northern California

  • Corporate/M&A

District of Columbia

  • Antitrust

New York

  • Antitrust


  • Technology: Corporate & Commercial


  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Intellectual Property

Individual Attorney Rankings

In addition, the following attorneys are ranked as "Leading Individuals" in the 2017 Chambers USA guide:

  • John Aguirre, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (California)
  • Josephine Aiello LeBeau, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Nationwide)
  • Joseph Alcorta, Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas)
  • Suzanne Bell, IT & Outsourcing: Transactions (California)
  • Charles Biggio, Antitrust (New York)
  • Steve Bochner, Corporate/M&A (Northern California) and Start-Ups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
  • Ken Clark, Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California and Nationwide)
  • Susan Creighton, Antitrust (District of Columbia and Nationwide)
  • Boris Feldman, Litigation: Securities (California) and Securities: Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Mark Fitzgerald, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (District of Columbia)
  • John Fore, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
  • Todd Glass, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide)
  • Daniel Glazer, Technology & Outsourcing (New York)
  • Selwyn Goldberg, IT & Outsourcing: Transactions (California)
  • Aaron Hendelman, Intellectual Property (Washington)
  • Ivan Humphreys, Tax (California)
  • Jonathan Jacobson, Antitrust (New York and Nationwide)
  • Michael Joyce, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide)
  • Barry Kaplan, Litigation: General Commercial (Washington)
  • Marty Korman, Corporate/M&A (Northern California)
  • David Kramer, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (California)
  • Nicki Locker, Litigation: Securities (California)
  • Melissa Mannino, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Nationwide)
  • Katie Martin, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
  • Casey McGlynn, Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California) and Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California and Nationwide)
  • Sean Moran, Tax (California) and Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide)
  • Peter Mostow, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide)
  • Michael Murphy, IT & Outsourcing: Transactions (California)
  • Michael Nordtvedt, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
  • Vern Norviel, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation (California and Nationwide) and Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution (California)
  • Bob O'Connor, Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
  • Chul Pak, Antitrust (New York)
  • Lydia Parnes, Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
  • Rezwan Parvi, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
  • Edward Poplawski, Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
  • Rachel Proffitt, Start-Ups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
  • Michael Ringler, Corporate/M&A (Northern California)
  • Mark Rosman, Antitrust (District of Columbia) and Antitrust: Cartel (Nationwide)
  • Franklin Rubinstein, Antitrust (District of Columbia)
  • Jeff Saper, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California and Nationwide) and Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
  • Steve Schatz, Litigation: Securities (California)
  • Patrick Schultheis, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
  • David Segre, Corporate/M&A (Northern California)
  • Anne Seymour, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Nationwide)
  • Scott Sher, Antitrust (District of Columbia and Nationwide)
  • Craig Sherman, Corporate/Commercial (Washington) and Start-Ups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
  • Larry Sonsini, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California), Corporate/M&A (Northern California), and Start-Ups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
  • Robert Suffoletta, Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas)
  • Yoichiro (Yokum) Taku, Start-Ups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide)
  • Don Vieira, International Trade: CFIUS Experts (Nationwide)
  • David Thomas, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (California)
  • Marty Waters, Corporate/M&A (Southern California)
  • Jonathan Zhu, Tax (California)