Wilson Sonsini relocates Virginia office to DC to boost antitrust

The Silicon Valley-based corporate technology powerhouse Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has transplanted its Virginia office to Washington DC.

The 28-lawyer office will move 30 miles from Reston to the capital in order to better serve Wilson’s clients’ regulatory needs, as revealed on www.thelawyer.com (21 March).

Chief executive John Roos said: “It’s important for our clients and for the firm’s antitrust practice to be in the capital and to be close to institutions such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the International Trade Commission.”

The office has six partners and 22 associates, with five of those partners and 15 associates belonging to the antitrust practice, which is in expansion mode.

Susan Creighton will rejoin the firm in May from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she served as the director of the Bureau of Competition for two and a half years.

Before moving to the FTC in August 2001, Creighton was a partner in Wilson’s head office in Palo Alto, California, specialising in antitrust counselling and litigation.

Wilson’s antitrust prac-tice was also bolstered back in September with the addition of two partners from rival firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.