Silicon Valley

White & Case in Silicon Valley is not the typical law firm. We are entrepreneurial, nimble and agile—a dynamic complement to our worldwide platform. Our office offers a fast-paced environment where motivated people with razor-sharp analytical skills and keen intuition excel. It is a testament to the clients we serve—companies on the leading edge of technology and research—as well as the attitude we take toward client service. We don’t merely apply legal conventions; we break new ground just as our clients do, and that makes our office one of the most exciting places to start your career.

Our Silicon Valley office serves as the hub of White & Case’s Technology practice. Our lawyers advise companies of all sizes in the technology sector (hardware, software, Internet technology and semiconductor, to name a few). We counsel clients in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, technology transfers, trade secret and trade regulation. We also have an active practice advising and representing clients in Section 337 actions before the ITC, which involves the importation of goods in violation of US intellectual property rights. 

Our Silicon Valley Corporate/M&A team is an important component of our global practice. Our lawyers provide a broad range of corporate and business services to publicly held corporations, private companies, private equity firms and venture capitalists. We are very active in domestic and cross-border transactions—major mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and other significant corporate matters. We also counsel businesses in connection with their ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers and distributors.

2017 Summer Associate Program

White & Case is about making things happen. You will be part of a dynamic world where you can expect and be expected to make a difference. Our summer program is about learning as much as you can, as well as having ample opportunity to socialize and network with your peers.

2017 Details

Length: 10 weeks
Dates: May 22 – July 28
Class size: 4
Salary: US$3,500 per week

Practice Areas

Our Silicon Valley practice areas include:

  • Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Pro Bono

You will have the opportunity to work in all our practice areas including Intellectual Property, Corporate/M&A and Antitrust. Your assignments will include substantive, meaningful and challenging work.


Tier 1: Litigation-Intellectual Property (US)
US News & World Report–Best Lawyers: Best Law Firms 2011 – 2015

Ranked No. 1 as the most diverse law firm in the US
The American Lawyer’s 2016, 2015 and 2014 Diversity Scorecards

Ranked No. 1 for minority lawyers
Law 360 2016 Diversity Snapshot

Ranked No. 1 international law firm for midlevel associate job satisfaction
The American Lawyer's 2015 Midlevel Associates Survey

Ranked top 5 firm in Silicon Valley
The American Lawyer's 2016 Midlevel Associates Survey

How to apply

Career opportunities: Apply online