Person Overview

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Primary:
Founder and Managing Director at WS Investments
Past:
Chairman ,Commission on Corporate Governance at New York Stock Exchange
Education:
University of California, Berkeley, UC Berkeley School of Law

Description

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Chairman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Larry W. Sonsini has gained international recognition for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.

He has been instrumental in many of the IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and other key transactions of Silicon Valley and beyond, including Google's historic IPO and Hewlett-Packard's merger with Compaq Computer.

In addition to his duties at the firm, which included serving as chief executive officer as well as chairman for more than 20 years, Mr. Sonsini served as chairman of the New York Stock Exchange's Commission on Corporate Governance, which was formed in 2009 and issued its final report in fall 2010.

Larry is also a member of the NYSE's Proxy Working Group and served as a member of the NYSE's board of directors from 2001 to 2003. He also served as chairman of the... See More

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