Yael advises emerging, high-growth and publicly-held tech companies on transactional matters with a focus on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Fenwick, Yael worked as a corporate attorney in Israel representing national and international venture capital funds, high-tech firms, and their international subsidiaries, including many Israeli startups. Prior to that Yael served in Israel's military elite Intelligence corps unit.

While attending law school, Yael was a member of the editorial staff for the IDC Law Review (Law and Business).

  • Representative Experience
    • Proterra in its SPAC transaction with ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. and $350M+ in financings
    • TripActions in multiple financings, including its $155M Series E, $250M Series D, $154M Series C and $51M Series B, and in its $125M convertible-to-IPO financing
    • GOAT in its $100M strategic investment from Foot Locker and in its $60M Series C financing
    • Happy Money in its $70M Series D financing
    • BigPanda in its $50M Series C financing
    • Optimizely in its $50M Series D financing

Education & Admissions

LL.M., Corporate Governance and Practice
Stanford Law School

LL.B., cum laude, Law
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel

B.A., cum laude, Business Administration
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel

Admitted to practice in California

Member of the Israel Bar Association


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