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Women Attorneys Play Key Roles in GoPro's IPO

May 28, 2014

Fenwick & West co-chair of the start-ups and venture capital practice group Cynthia Clarfield Hess was profiled by Inside Counsel magazine in an article on the women in lead attorney roles for the initial public offering by GoPro, Inc.

Hess co-led the legal team on GoPro’s IPO with Fenwick corporate partners Michael Esquivel and Daniel Winnike. GoPro makes wearable cameras and related accessories. The company debuted on the Nasdaq stock exchange on June 26, 2014, selling 8.9 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $24.00 per share.

About Hess, Inside Counsel said, “In her 25 years as a corporate attorney, Hess has counseled technology companies on a broad range of corporate transactional matters, from formation matters and venture capital financings to mergers and acquisitions and public offerings.”

The article noted that “Hess has worked with a wide range of high-technology clients, from established technology companies to emerging companies developing disruptive technologies.”

Inside Counsel also profiled GoPro’s general counsel and secretary, Sharon Zezima, as well as the woman attorney who co-led representation of the IPO underwriters.

The full article, entitled “GoPro Prepares to Go Public” is available through the Inside Counsel website.