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Wilson Sonsini to open Salt Lake City office with trio of lawyers

November 3, 2021

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is opening an office in Salt Lake City, becoming the latest major U.S. law firm to plant a flag in the tech-heavy region sometimes called “Silicon Slopes.”

A Wilson Sonsini representative confirmed the office opening late Monday as well as the names of three lawyers who are set to be based there.

The new office will consist of Deno Himonas, a Utah Supreme Court justice poised to retire from the bench in March, and Marc Porter, a Holland & Hart partner. Matt Squires, a Wilson Sonsini partner, will relocate to Salt Lake City from Seattle.

Porter is a corporate partner who has previously represented Signal Peak Ventures, a Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm. Squires is the head of Wilson Sonsini’s Latin America practice group.

The Silicon Valley-founded firm has an existing presence in Salt Lake City through SixFifty LLC, its legal technology subsidiary.

Wilson Sonsini used to have an office of practicing attorneys in a Salt Lake City office that opened in 2001, but closed six years later when founding partner Bob O’Connor moved his practice to the Bay Area, according to media reports at the time.

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