Paul Watford

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Paul Watford is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  He joined the firm in June 2023 after serving for 11 years as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the UCLA School of Law.  After graduating from law school, Paul served as a law clerk to Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.