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Laura Bushnell is a partner in our Corporate, Finance and Investments practice who specializes in counseling management and Boards of Directors of private and public companies, particularly in the life sciences and technology sectors, on capital raising matters, strategic transactions and corporate governance.

Laura has represented issuers, investors and financial institutions in numerous capital-raising transactions, including venture capital and seed financings, crossover rounds, strategic investments, initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary offerings, recapitalizations and PIPE financings.

In addition, Laura frequently serves as primary outside counsel to emerging growth companies. In this capacity, she advises management on such matters as corporate governance, disclosure and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting obligations, employment and equity compensation, fiduciary duties, strategic transactions and acquisitions, commercial agreements, and compliance with securities laws.

She is a regular speaker on a range of transactional and governance topics.

She serves on the Board of Trustees of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.  She is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz.

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Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University

B.A., Stanford University

California

Ranked as one of America’s leading lawyers for business in Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital


Chambers USA, 2010–2013, 2017, 2018

Recommended as a Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practitioner


Legal 500, 2015

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Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University

B.A., Stanford University

California

Ranked as one of America’s leading lawyers for business in Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital


Chambers USA, 2010–2013, 2017, 2018

Recommended as a Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practitioner


Legal 500, 2015