Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304-1050, United States
Phone: 650-493-9300
Fax: 650-493-6811
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Criminal Law
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  • Environmental Law
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  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Securities Law
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  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

What Spectre and Meltdown Mean for Lawyers and Executives

In early January 2018, security researchers released their findings about vulnerabilities affecting almost all computer chips that could allow a hacker to access data stored in the memory of the chips. Dubbed "Spectre" and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Caveat Emptor: Are Lengthier EC Merger Reviews the New Norm?

As merger reviews become more thorough and document-intensive, companies planning to engage in global M&A deals in 2018 should factor potentially lengthier merger reviews by the European Commission (EC) into their deal…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

U.S. Department of Labor Adopts New Test to Determine if Interns Are Really Employees

As summer approaches, many employers are considering “hiring” summer interns, as well as what to pay them, if anything. Some employers will consider engaging the services of unpaid interns, sometimes at the request of eager…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Life Sciences Report - Winter 2018

Life Beyond FDA Clearance or Approval: The Reimbursement Challenge - To medical device manufacturers, winning premarket approval or 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is only half the battle…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Federal Circuit Loosens Constraints on Appeals of PTAB Decisions

Judicial review of post-grant patent proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is limited, but a federal court of appeals has somewhat loosened the restriction. On January 8, 2018, in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

2017 Technology and Life Sciences IPO Report

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s 2017 Technology and Life Sciences IPO Report sets forth data related to 61 U.S.-based technology and life sciences initial public offerings that priced between January 1 and December 15, 2017…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Delaware Court of Chancery Dismisses Challenge to Acquisition of VC-Backed Public Company

In late 2017, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an important decision rejecting a post-closing challenge to the sale of a venture capital-backed public company. The decision, van der Fluit v. Yates,1 by Vice Chancellor…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

2017 Antitrust Year in Review

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) is pleased to present its 2017 Antitrust Year in Review.In this report, we summarize the most significant antitrust matters and developments of the past year. We begin with a look at…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

CFIUS in 2017: A Momentous Year

It has been at least a decade since the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) was the subject of as much focus, change, and consequence as it was in 2017. Please see full Newsletter below for more…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

WSGR Fintech Update - January 2018

SEC Chair Speaks About ICOs and Virtual Currencies - In a statement released on December 11, 2017, Jay Clayton, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), offered his views about initial coin offerings (ICOs)…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

U.S. House and Senate Pass Reconciled Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Bill Retains Key Compensation and Benefits Provisions

On December 20, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as submitted on December 15, 2017, by the appointed U.S. House and Senate conference committee (the "Conference Bill")…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Digital Health: FDA Gives Nod to Multiple First-in-Class Devices

Digital health—the convergence of healthcare, devices, genomics (in some instances), and digital technology—is a fast-growing sector teeming with the promise to improve the health of millions of people. A key feature of digital…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Congress Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 20, 2017, the House and Senate approved H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (the "Act").1 This approval follows reconciliation by a conference committee of the original legislation passed by the House on November 16,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Practitioner Insight: After the Token Sale—How to Navigate the Federal Securities Law Issues

Over the last few months, there has been fairly wide-spread recognition that most offerings in the United States of tokens and of Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs) are securities offerings.1 As a result, most U.S…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Delaware Supreme Court Issues Important Opinion in Dell Appraisal Case

On December 14, 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion in the Dell appraisal case, Dell, Inc. v. Magnetar Global Event Driven Master Fund Ltd., affirming in part, and reversing in part, the Delaware…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law
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