Larry Sonsini

Senior & Founding Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Larry Sonsini

Larry Sonsini

Senior & Founding Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Overview
Career Highlights

WS Investment Co. LLC

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8164

Number of Boards

35

Birthday

1941 - Rome, NY, United States

Age

78

Number of Awards

15

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Former Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Larry Sonsini
Senior & Founding Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
Education
JD
Class of 1966

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, commonly referred to as Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation, with acceptance rates lower than every school except Yale and Stanford. The Department of Jurisprudence was founded at Berkeley in 1894. In 1912, the department was renamed the School of Jurisprudence, which was then renamed the School of Law in 1950. The School was originally located in the center of the main UC Berkeley campus in the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, built in 1911 with funds largely from Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt donated in memory of her late husband, John Henry Boalt. In 1951, the School moved to its current location in the new Boalt Hall, at the southeast corner of the campus, and the old Boalt Hall was renamed Durant Hall. In April 2008, the law school rebranded itself from "Boalt Hall" to "Berkeley Law", in order to more closely tie the law school's name with the campus upon which it resides. The administration hopes that this move will further increase the law school's prestige, since people will now associate it with the Berkeley campus.

A.B. in Political Science
Class of 1963

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Memberships
Member
1999 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

Career History
Founder
1978 - Current

WS Investment Co. is the investment fund of law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The fund was formed in 1978 and has been managed throughout by Mario Rosati. All fundraising is internal, with mandatory participation by partners and is occasionally opened to associates. Among other investments, the fund was a pre-IPO investor in Google, Brocade (partner Larry Sonsini contributed the options he received from his post as a director), Juniper Networks and Avanex.

Senior & Founding Partner
1966 - Current

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Professional
Tenure Unconfirmed

Founded in 1998, Thomas Weisel Partners (TWP) is a broker/dealer headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Boston, Denver, Colorado and Palo Alto, California. The firm is a subsidiary of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWPG), a San Francisco-based investment banking firm. Their ultimate parent is Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF). TWP's investment banking, brokerage and equity research divisions serve emerging growth companies and institutional investors around the world. They are a member of the NYSE, the SIPC and FINRA.TWP specializes in the growth sectors of the economy with a particular focus on the consumer, energy, healthcare, Internet, media/telecommunications, metals/mining and technology sectors.Within the consumer sector, the firm focuses on: financial products, gaming/lodging, interactive market services, lifestyles/sports retailers, restaurants and hardlines and softlines retailing.TWP's global energy research is provided by analysts in three countries and covers the following trends: (1) fast-growing oil and natural gas producers in North America and worldwide (2) domestic and international energy service companies and (3) alternative energy technology and resource developers.Within the healthcare sector, TWP focuses on: biotechnology, diagnostics, healthcare information technology, pharmaceutical services, life science technology, medical devices and specialty pharmaceuticals.The firm's interest in the Internet, media and telecommunications sector include: Internet services, media, broadcasting and telecommunications services.Their focus within the metals and mining sector include: base metals, gold, precious metals and uranium.TWP's technology research focuses on: (1) applied technologies (2) communications components (3) core and wireless communications equipment (4) IP networking communications equipment (5) electronic supply chain (6) enterprise hardware (7) information and financial technology services (8) semiconductor capital equipment (9) broadline and specialty semiconductors (10) applications and communications software and (11) infrastructure software.TWP also provides value-added equities analysis across a variety of sectors including: industrials, financials, consumer, technology and healthcare.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2006

CO Liquidation, Inc. provides web-based enterprise procurement solutions. The company is headquartered at the city of San Francisco in the state of California, United States. Previously, it was known as Commerce One.

Director
2003 - 2006
Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

Member, Legal Advisory Board
Prior

National Association of Securities Dealers, the former name of the American self-regulatory organization for broker-dealers, now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Member, Board of Advisors
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The school runs a range of programs and is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Known for its small class size, academic rigor, and application selectivity, Haas is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. It is the second oldest business school in the United States.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

$5,000 - $10K
2015

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

$10K - $25K
2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

Political Donations
$2,700
2018

Senator from West Virginia

$1,000
2017

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$2,600
2014

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

Transactions
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Adesto Technologies Corp. purchases Echelon Corp.

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Verizon Communications, Inc. purchases Oath Holdings, Inc. from Yahoo! Inc.

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Yext, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Investments
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Ozy Media, Inc. operates a daily news and culture site. The firm specializes on providing news and information about people, places, trends, ideas, and opinions. The company was founded by Samir Rao and Carlos Watson on November 8, 2012 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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JustAnswer LLC provides answer from doctors and other professionals. It offers one-on-one online conversations with doctors, lawyers and professionals. The company was founded by Andy Kurtzig in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Ibotta, Inc. develops a free mobile coupon and cash back shopping app for iPhones and Android phones. Its shoppers have the opportunity to earn cash back on select products by performing easy tasks, purchasing the product, then providing proof of purchase. The company was founded by Bryan Leach in 2011 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Awards & Honors
2015
American Jewish Committee - Judge Learned Hand Award
2012
Silicon Valley Education Foundation - Pioneer Business Leader Award
2010
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
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