Recognized as a leader in tech law for corporate and venture capital matters, Cindy invests in long-term relationships with startup founders and investors.

Cindy counsels some of the most innovative companies in the mobile, SaaS, social media and internet spaces through critical phases of their lifecycle—from formation and launch, through key milestones, to eventual exit. She represents companies and underwriters in transactions including complex financings, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. Cindy serves as co-chair of Fenwick’s startup and venture capital practice.

Recognized by TechCrunch as one of the top attorneys working with startup companies, Cindy builds results-oriented business connections that become long-term relationships with both investors and company executives. She is energized by working with public companies and startups—like Cisco Systems, Fitbit, GitLab, Nextdoor, Peloton and TripActions—that are revolutionizing the way everyday users of technology interact with the world.

Cindy offers deep technology experience and a keen ability to see the “big picture.” Clients say she “always gives good direction and different points of view.” (Chambers, client testimonial)

Cindy is deeply engaged with the firm’s Israel practice. She is also a co-author of the firm’s quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey.

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  • Representative Experience
    • Represented Gigya, a market leader in customer identity and access management, in its pending acquisition by SAP
    • Represented GitLab, a complete DevOps platform, in its $100M Series D and $268M Series E rounds of financing
    • Represented Nextdoor, a provider of private social networks centered around neighborhoods and communities, in several successive multimillion-dollar financing rounds
    • Represented Peloton, the world’s largest interactive fitness platform, in its $1.2B initial public offering
    • Represented TripActions, an end-to-end travel management platform designed to offer complete corporate travel planning and support, in several successive multi-million-dollar financing rounds

Representative Clients

  • American Express
  • Cisco Systems
  • CNEX Labs
  • Doctor On Demand
  • Fitbit
  • GitLab
  • GoPro
  • JibJab
  • LendUp
  • Life On Air
  • Madison Reed
  • Molekule
  • Nextdoor
  • Peloton
  • Prevoty
  • Prezi
  • Primary Kids
  • Scalyr
  • SugarCRM
  • TripActions
  • Zerto
  • Zoosk
  • Additional Recognition

    Cindy's work has brought her recognition from legal and business publications:

    • Best Lawyers recognized Cindy as among The Best Lawyers in America for corporate and M&A law (2015 – 2020)
    • The Recorder named Cindy a Woman Leader in Tech Law (2013 – 2016), and named her one of Silicon Valley’s top 10 most trusted corporate counselors in its Trusted Advisors list (2016)
    • Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized Cindy on its Silicon Valley Women of Influence list (2016)
    • Daily Journal named Cindy among California’s Top Women Lawyers (2016)
    • Euromoney Legal Media Group recognized Cindy with the Women in Business Law Award for Best in Technology (2016)

Education & Admissions

J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School
Member of the Cornell International Law Review

B.A., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

Admitted to practice in California, Connecticut and New York

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