Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is bolstering its public company and transactional bench with the addition of Robert L. Wernli Jr., a corporate partner in the firm’s San Diego office. Wernli, who was previously at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, advises public companies on SEC reporting, listing exchange compliance matters and corporate governance. He also has experience representing clients in capital markets deals, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures,  and strategic alliances.

Francesca Crisera Ruiz is now a partner in Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian‘s mergers and acquisitions practice in San Francisco. The former Squire Patton Boggs partner serves as an adviser to private and public companies on a wide range of M&A transactions.