Recognized among top women leaders in technology law, Dawn shepherds emerging and high-growth companies through key moments in their lifecycle. She assists clients with startup formation, venture financings and evaluating exit opportunities and provides guidance on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, SEC compliance and corporate governance.
Over the last decade, Dawn has worked on a wide range of tech transactions. These include Bill.com’s $216 million IPO, Facebook’s $16 billion IPO (the largest tech IPO in history at the time), GoPro’s $490 million IPO, ServiceNow’s $241 million IPO, Nimble Storage’s $1.2 billion acquisition by HPE and significant venture financings for consumer and enterprise-facing technology companies such as Brandless, Dropbox, Minerva Project, Optimizely, Silver Peak Systems and Proterra.
Dawn advises company executives and boards of directors on financial reporting and disclosure issues, securities offerings and corporate governance matters. She is co-author of the firm’s Gender Diversity Survey, a benchmark report on women’s participation at the most senior levels of public technology and life sciences companies in the Silicon Valley 150 Index and the Standard & Poor’s 100 Index.
Dawn has been honored by a host of prominent legal and business publications:
Prior to joining Fenwick, Dawn served as a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, and as an economic consultant specializing in the valuation of technologies and business ventures.