General Counsel


Mark Parnes serves as general counsel to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Along with Don Bradley, chief legal officer, Mark handles risk-management, ethical, and other legal aspects of law practice at the firm. He also works with the Pro Bono Committee to manage the firm's pro bono program.

Prior to assuming the role of general counsel, Mark served the firm as assistant general counsel and as a member of the litigation department, specializing in employment and general commercial litigation.

As part of his commitment to the community, Mark presently represents a wide variety of nonprofits concerning corporate and litigation issues. He works with the following representative clients: Adolescent Counseling Services, Asylum Access, Child Advocates, D-Rev: Design Revolution, Family Connections, Fresh Lifelines for Youth, InnVision Shelter Network, METTA Center for Nonviolence Education, New Teacher Center, Niroga Institute, Peninsula Volunteers, Raising a Reader, Reading Partners, Silicon Valley Children's Fund, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, Sky's the Limit Fund, Sustainable Conservation, UniversalGiving, and Upwardly Global.

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • State Bar of California

Contact Information

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone | 650-320-4878

Email | Mark

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