Katharine A. Martin
Chair and Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Katharine (Katie) Martin is chair of the board of directors and a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She practices corporate and securities law at their Palo Alto office, and previously served as a member of the Policy Committee and as the leader of the firm's business law department.
Katie has extensive experience in representing public companies. Her practice includes all aspects of company representation, including corporate governance, SEC compliance, 1934 Act issues, public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. She also has represented underwriters in public offerings and issuers and investors in private equity financings.
Katie joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 1999, after 12 years at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP, where she was a partner. She is a frequent speaker on corporate and securities law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisition topics, presenting at such venues as PLI, Corporate Board Member, and the SEC Institute.
Katie received her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1987, and her undergraduate degree in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley.