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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/25/2016

Contact: Lauren DiTullio

617-778-1944

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Joins BBA as Sponsor

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) is pleased to announce that Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) has joined as a sponsor firm, supporting the BBA's mission to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, and serve the community at large.

WSGR is a leading legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. Representing companies at every stage of development, 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 clients.

The firm opened its Boston office in February 2016, extending its life sciences practice into a vibrant market known for its innovative biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies. WSGR’s Boston-based attorneys, patent agents, and scientific advisors work with companies in practice areas that are critical to growing companies, such as intellectual property, venture finance, and corporate law. The firm is also a sponsoring partner of the BBA’s upcoming Life Sciences Conference on November 10th.

“As a proud member of the Boston legal community, we are thrilled to partner with the BBA to support local practitioners and the legal profession more broadly,” said Mark Fitzgerald, a Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner based in the Boston office. “The BBA’s core values of excellence, justice, service, and diversity align nicely with our firm’s approach to legal services, and we look forward to a productive relationship in the years ahead.”
WSGR is annually named one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" by Corporate Board Member. In addition, the firm represents more companies that receive venture financing than any other U.S. law firm, consistently ranks No. 1 by Dow Jones VentureSource for the number of venture capital deals handled each year, and was named one of Law360’s “Life Sciences Groups of the Year.” Further, WSGR is annually ranked among the top firms in The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard, based on its high percentages of minority attorneys and partners.

In addition to Boston, WSGR has offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, DE.

 

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.