Amanda is a recognized, focused and innovative leader in the capital markets and life sciences space.

She advises life sciences and technology companies with respect to corporate finance, SEC reporting and governance matters. Amanda has represented issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of public and private financing transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary offerings, SPACs, at-the-market offerings, private investment in public equity (PIPEs), and preferred stock and debt financings.

Amanda also advises late-stage private companies with respect to general corporate governance and liquidity preparation and public companies on corporate and securities law compliance and disclosure matters, including corporate governance best practices, Exchange Act reporting obligations and stock exchange requirements.

Chambers USA ranks Amanda as a top capital markets lawyer. In 2020, Amanda was highlighted by The Legal 500 as among the leading lawyers in U.S. capital markets.

Prior to joining Fenwick, Amanda was an associate at an Am Law 100 law firm. While in law school, Amanda was associate editor for the Seattle University Law Review.

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  • Representative Initial Public Offerings and Capital Markets Clients
    • Achieve Life Sciences
    • Adaptive Biotechnologies
    • Aeglea BioTherapeutics
    • AnaptysBio
    • Audentes Therapeutics
    • BioPharmX
    • Cascadian Therapeutics
    • Chegg
    • Facebook
    • King Digital Entertainment
    • LendingClub
    • Meru Networks
    • Model N
    • Morphic Therapeutic
    • Nurix Therapeutics
    • Obalon Therapeutics
    • Sierra Oncology
    • Sutro Biopharma
    • Tableau Software
    • Trupanion
    • Vocera Communications

Representative Clients

  • Achieve Life Sciences
  • Aeglea BioTherapeutics
  • Amyris
  • AnaptysBio
  • Audentes Therapeutics
  • BioPharmX
  • Castlight Health
  • Chinook Therapeutics
  • CohBar
  • Energous
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Graybug Vision
  • Impel NeuroPharma
  • JPMorgan
  • KalVista
  • Lyell Immunopharma
  • Marin Software
  • Model N
  • Morphic Therapeutic
  • Nautilus
  • Neoleukin Therapeutics
  • Nurix Therapeutics
  • Sierra Oncology
  • Sutro Biopharma
  • Trupanion
  • Vocera Communications
  • Vulcan

Education & Admissions

J.D., magna cum laude
Seattle University School of Law

B.A., cum laude, Political Science and Communication
University of Washington

Admitted to practice in Washington

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