The Recorder reports that Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has reached into its core for its new chief executive.
The firm announced Tuesday that corporate rainmaker Steven Bochner would be taking over from partner John Roos, who was confirmed as US ambassador to Japan last week. The partnership voted unanimously Monday.
Observers say it's a natural pick.
"The soul of what the firm does is corporate," San Francisco recruiter Gary Davis said. "Steven happens to be one of the more beloved partners, accomplished in his own regard."