• Current Title: Partner
  • Job Field: Law Practice
  • Years of Experience: 12+ Years
  • I’m currently: Currently Working
  • Highest Education: Masters
  • Current Career Level: Executive

Allison Spinner


Summary

She offers experience in corporate law, governance, and finance; mergers and acquisitions; and venture capital. Since joining the firm at its offices in Palo Alto, California, Allison Spinner has become a leader in the organization’s capital markets practice, and over the years, her clients have received funding from numerous notable venture capital firms.

Allison Spinner's expertise in advising technology companies has led to travel to Israel and representation of Israeli entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. She also has been an active volunteer in her local community, where she has worked with Jewish Family and Children's Services. Her other volunteerism includes pro bono work, as corporate counsel, for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology as well as mentoring aspiring female attorneys and business professionals. Passionate about issues impacting children, she supports the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and has chaired her company's fundraising efforts for Second Harvest Food Bank.

An active participant in the Practising Law Institute, Allison Spinner enjoys presenting continuing education courses to attorneys. She has appeared on several panels with the organization. She contributed to panels at events that focused on advanced venture capital and year-end and quarterly reporting. More recently, she has served as a panel moderator at the Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit in San Diego.

To prepare for her career, Allison Spinner studied at Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with distinction, and Columbia University, where she completed a Juris Doctor. As a law student, she was named the Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.


Objectives

A Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Allison Spinner consults with public and private companies on business law transactions.


Education

Columbia University School Of Law
Columbia University School of Law , New York, NY
Graduated: January 1996
Grade:
JD, Law


Employment History

January 1997 – Present: Partner
Company: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto, CA
Now a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) in Palo Alto, California, where she has practiced for 15 years, Allison Spinner understands the challenges that young women face in pursuing a professional path in law and business.


Professional Skills

Attorney – Expert


Hobbies & Interests

Mentoring, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing