Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, based in California, has launched a Salt Lake City office. The firm specializes in legal services to technology, life sciences and growth enterprises. Utah Supreme Court Justice Deno Himonas will join the office upon his retirement from the bench in March 2022. Himonas will join Wilson Sonsini’s litigation and appellate practices and advise companies on complex governance and regulatory issues. He served as a trial court judge in Utah for 10 years before his appointment to the Utah Supreme Court in 2015. The office also will include Wilson Sonsini partners Marc Porter and Matt Squires. Porter most recently worked at Holland & Hart. His practice focuses on technology, consumer products and life sciences companies in Utah. He executes financings and liquidity events each year for early- to late-stage private companies as well as venture capital firms. He graduated from Brigham Young University Law School. Squires most recently worked at the firm’s Seattle office. Head of the firm’s Latin America practice, Squires has experience with both domestic and cross-border venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private capital markets transactions for clients in technology, software, logistics, clean energy and other industries. Wilson Sonsini has advised venture capital firms on Utah-related deals and Utah-based issuers on IPOs since 2016. Since 2019, the firm has had a physical presence in Utah through SixFifty, a software subsidiary that develops automated tools designed to make legal processes efficient and affordable.