Goodwin Procter has stolen Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s venture fund formation group.

Wilson partners Jonathan Axelrad and Robert Fore and of counsel Gerald Chacon Jr. joined the Boston firm’s nascent Palo Alto, Calif., office Wednesday. The remaining four associates and one of counsel could also follow. The move underscores Goodwin’s aggressive march into Silicon Valley and its ability to pry partners from local firms like Wilson.