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Bobbie Wilson Partner

  • San Francisco

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    San Francisco

    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA 94105-3204

    +1.415.344.7000

    BWilson@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

Bobbie Wilson has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, primarily in the areas of intellectual property and class action. She focuses on patents, trade secrets, privacy (including biometrics litigation), and Section 230 litigation under the Communications Decency Act. Bobbie also serves as the lead trial counsel in intellectual property, trade secret, complex class action litigation, and political law cases.

Trusted with her client’s most sensitive and high-profile matters, Bobbie has led the workplace investigation for her rideshare client, which involved allegations of sexual harassment and workplace violations. She also leads workplace investigations involving privacy violations, fraud, and sexual abuse.

Bobbie gets results for clients all over the country whether it is a high-profile investigation, defeating class certification for a billion-dollar corporation, or a $56.00 punitive damages award as new trial counsel. In recognition of her accomplishments, Bobbie has been recognized by The Recorder as a "power player" on its list of Women Leaders in Technology Law in California.

Bobbie is also the co-chair of the firm’s national Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The committee drafted, and the firm adopted, a plan to move the needle on diversity in a way that has been materially absent in the legal profession. The plan is ambitious and bold in addressing institutional and systemic bias. It also tackles racism head on and provides anti-racist training, training on intersectionality, and training on how to be a good ally to diverse communities inside and outside of the firm.

Ranked by Chambers USA 2023

Litigation: General Commercial

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA “America’s Leading Lawyers” for Litigation: General Commercial, 2023
  • Named an honoree of the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Awards by Corporate Counsel magazine, 2020
  • Named to the Lawyers of Color Power List, 2020
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: Litigation - Patent, 2020 – 2024
  • Recognized by The Recorder in its annual "Women Leaders in Tech Law" list, 2013 – 2016, 2018 – 2019; Top 10 "Power Player," 2015
  • Named one of the "Top 100 Women Lawyers" in California by Daily Journal, 2014
  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013 – 2022
  • Named one of the "Top 250 Women in IP" by Managing IP, 2013 – 2016
  • Named one of the "Top 75 Women Lawyers" by Daily Journal, 2011, 2014
  • Named one of the "Top 100 Women Litigators" in California by Daily Journal, 2010
  • The National Law Journal's Pro Bono Award
  • Listed as Northern California "Super Lawyer," Super Lawyer and San Francisco magazines, 2010 – 2023

Professional Leadership

  • Board of Appeals for the City and County of San Francisco, Commissioner, 2014  2018
  • Standing Committee on Professional Conduct for Northern District, CA, Member
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2013
  • Northern District Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Board
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of California Litigation and Intellectual Property sections
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, former director
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Litigation Committee
  • Charles Houston Bar Association
  • California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), Steering Committee Member, 2001  2004

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Court of Appeals of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1990, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Queens College, CUNY, B.A., with honors, 1987