Situated in the Texas capital, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Austin office offers clients a full range of legal services tailored to the needs of technology and growth companies at all stages of development, from start-up business ventures to large public companies. Since opening our Austin office in 1999, the firm has built strong relationships with leading technology companies, entrepreneurs, and venture capital firms in Texas and throughout the region, enabling our team of Austin attorneys to assist clients based in the state, as well as those with Texas operations.
The Austin office serves clients in many growth industries, including business services, communications and networking, electronics and computer hardware, energy and clean technology, financial services, internet and media, life sciences, semiconductors, software, and venture capital.
Our attorneys provide clients with highly tailored services specifically designed to address their immediate legal concerns and further their long-term business strategies. We advise clients on corporate formations, venture capital financings, and complex technology and business transactions, as well as strategic alliances and joint ventures. We have significant experience representing companies in initial public offerings and secondary offerings, guiding clients through mergers and acquisitions, and providing representation on issues of employment law, corporate governance, and the licensing and protection of intellectual property.
In addition, our Texas-based litigators have substantial experience in complex intellectual property disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, having represented clients in federal and state court litigation and arbitrations in Texas and throughout the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission. Our litigators also have significant experience in commercial, employment, and securities litigation.
Through the seamless integration of all Wilson Sonsini offices, we leverage the institutional experience and resources of the entire firm to provide high-quality services to clients. Our proprietary collaborative systems give our attorneys immediate access to the firm's collective expertise and knowledge, enabling them to respond quickly with effective solutions for our clients.
In this latest issue of The Entrepreneurs Report, we’ve compiled a range of data on venture, convertible note, and SAFE financing transactions in which the firm was involved during the first half of the year, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. In addition, this issue features a market perspective Q&A with emerging companies practice co-chair Salil Gandhi and highlights a recent alert on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) aiming an FAQ at the venture capital model and start-ups in the “Critical Technology” sector.
The inaugural issue of the year in review featuring legal news from the front lines of gaming. In this issue, find out the sectors being funded, the state of intellectual property in gaming, statistics on past trends, and what our gaming lawyers are looking forward to in 2023.