SOFTWARE

As the premier provider of legal services to technology companies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has unmatched experience representing clients in the software sector. In fact, WSGR has operated at the forefront of the sector since the industry's formative days, advising software developers and publishers at all stages of growth, from start-ups to some of the most well-known names in the business. Clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge of software functions and our expertise in key related areas, including intellectual property, technology transactions, data security, and litigation.

Currently, we represent more than 350 public and private software companies, and more venture-backed software companies than any other U.S. law firm.

Our experience includes the representation of companies that create and license software, as well as organizations that use software applications to power critical operational functions. We routinely represent clients operating in the following areas:

  • Desktop applications
  • Operating systems
  • Educational software
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software
  • Security software
  • Cloud computing software
  • Internet software
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Open source software

We also represent companies that develop and publish vertical market applications, including electronic design automation (EDA), customer relationship management (CRM), human capital management (HCM), and logistics software.

With more than 700 attorneys, WSGR provides representation to software industry clients in a broad range of areas, including:

  • Antitrust
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Finance and Structured Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Tax and Tax Equity
  • Technology Transactions