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Four Embarcadero Center
Seventeenth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
F: +1.415.434.3947

Office Managing Partners: Robert Guite, Colleen McDonald
Regional Director of Administration: Yolandra McIntosh
Staff Recruiting: Human Resources

Office Description

The San Francisco office has grown to more than 100 attorneys since its founding in 1981. Our lawyers are thought leaders, with 19 ranked by Legal 500 US, 20 in Best Lawyers in America and 15 as Northern California Super Lawyers. The firm was recently recognized by Law360 as a California Powerhouse, with several San Francisco victories and deals contributing to this honor.

The office provides a full range of services to our clients across industries, both those headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, and in other locations around the globe. Our San Francisco attorneys focus primarily on: Antitrust and Competition; Corporate and Securities; Environmental; Finance and Bankruptcy; Healthcare; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Privacy and Cybersecurity; and Real Estate, Land Use and Natural Resources.

We are proud of our diversity and inclusion programs and have received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named a “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times, a “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother and a “Top Firm for Diversity” by America Lawyer. We also have a long tradition of service to the community including acting as outside counsel to San Francisco PRIDE (and proudly marching annually in the parade), providing pro bono services at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area clinic, sponsoring students in the SMART program (an eight-year program providing low-income SF students access to an exceptional education to thrive in college) and “adopting” Head Start children each year to provide holiday gifts.


  • Sheppard Mullin’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices were recognized among the "Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. (2022)
  • Chambers USA ranks Sheppard Mullin in 18 practice areas in California.
  • Best Lawyers ranked 38 San Francisco and Silicon Valley attorneys among the Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
  • Super Lawyers recognized 11 attorneys as Northern California Super Lawyers and 5 attorneys as Rising Stars.
  • Publications such as the Daily Journal and The Recorder, among others, regularly recognize San Francisco and Silicon Valley based lawyers in their annual rankings.
  • San Francisco associate Kayla Malone received the firm’s 2023 Bob Gerber Pro Bono Award.


Joanna D. FrazierSenior Assistant General Counsel



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