Law Firm Profile: Wilson Sonsini

Law360, New York (January 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- When Silicon Valley heavyweight Wilson Sonsini launched an employment practice a decade ago, its goal was to make sure the same innovators it helped launch were covered from every legal angle as they grew, according to the group’s top lawyer, Fred W. Alvarez.

Alvarez said that at the time, Wilson Sonsini’s intellectual property and securities groups had already made it the Valley’s go-to firm for emerging companies looking to grow, but that “people issues” were becoming more prominent.

“We thought ‘let’s put in a world class...
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