Larry Sonsini, Chairman of Wilson Sonsini

113Today, my guest is Larry Sonsini, Chairman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  After graduating from Boalt Hall (Berkeley Law) in 1966, Larry decided to join John Wilson to work with Silicon Valley startups and has since gained international recognition for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. wsgrbugpms2765In addition to having served as CEO as well as Chairman for more than 35 years, Larry served as Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange on Corporate Governance in 2009 and served as a member of the NYSE’s board of directors from 2001 to 2003. He also served as chairman of the NYSE’s Regulation, Enforcement and Listing Standards Committee until 2008, and previously was a member of the NYSE’s Legal Advisory Committee and the NYSE Committee for Review. Larry is currently a trustee of Santa Clara University (SCU) and a former trustee at the University of California, Berkeley (1990-1996).


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