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Lisa A. Fontenot

Lisa A. Fontenot

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Lisa A. Fontenot has advised clients as to mergers, acquisitions and investments involving technology companies for over two decades.

Ms. Fontenot was named a 2016 Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder – San Francisco, is recognized as a 2017 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and is on the shortlist for the "Best in Media and Entertainment" Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Award 2017.

She counsels clients across a variety of industries, including some of the world’s leading technology companies and innovative startups, with particular expertise in the media, entertainment and technology sector. Ms. Fontenot counsels on issues ranging from securities disclosure and governance to strategic matters, including public and private M&A. She has extensive experience representing both U.S. and foreign buyers and sellers successfully completing cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures and investments. Ms. Fontenot also represents private equity/venture capital investors in connection with their investment in, and equity dispositions of, portfolio companies and related securities matters.

Ms. Fontenot is Editor of A Practical Guide to SEC Proxy and Compensation Rules (Wolters Kluwer) and author of the chapter "Audit Committee Disclosures." She appears regularly as a speaker at continuing legal education programs about securities, governance and transactional matters. 

Ms. Fontenot serves on the Board of Directors of UPWARD, a nonprofit seeking to accelerate career advancement for senior professional women, and Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement, Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Ms. Fontenot received her J.D., Order of the Coif, and M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She received her B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Lisa A. Fontenot is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Managing Strategic Transactions Involving Artificial Intelligence and Data Acquisition - Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Transactions 2018: Unique Legal Considerations, Friday, March 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Managing Strategic Transactions Involving Artificial Intelligence and Data Acquisition - Managing Strategic Transactions Involving Artificial Intelligence and Data Acquisition, Friday, March 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Managing Strategic Transactions Involving Artificial Intelligence and Data Acquisition - Managing Strategic Transactions Involving Artificial Intelligence and Data Acquisition, Friday, March 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Managing Strategic Transactions Involving Artificial Intelligence and Data Acquisition - Managing Strategic Transactions Involving Artificial Intelligence and Data Acquisition, Friday, March 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Transactions 2018: Unique Legal Considerations, Thursday, March 22, 2018, MENLO PARK, CA
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