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Sarah K. Solum

Sarah K. Solum

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA


Sarah Solum is a Partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and a founding member of the firm’s Northern California office. She has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, including IPOs, investment grade and high yield debt offerings, convertible notes transactions and preferred stock offerings. She also regularly represents companies on mergers and acquisitions and advises on SEC compliance, disclosure and corporate governance matters.

Sarah has an active IPO practice, having advised on the IPOs of AMIS Holdings, AppNet, Apropos, CAI International, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Coupa Software, DocuSign, Etsy, Fortinet, GoDaddy, Handspring, Homegrocer, iBeam, Kaiser Aluminum, Pivotal Software, Razorfish, Responsys, SendGrid, ServiceSource International, Silver Spring Networks, Splunk and SunRun. She works with a wide range of companies and all major investment banking firms.

Her recent public speaking engagements include the Davis Polk | Silicon Valley Bank | Nasdaq | Donnelley West Coast IPO Boot Camp in January 2018, the 43rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute in San Diego, California and various PLI programs.

She is on the Global Advisory Board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) and a Co-Chair of the Northern California chapter.  She was also a member of HiPower, an executive leadership program for women.

Sarah has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous industry publications, including Chambers USA and Super Lawyers.

Sarah was named one of the 2016 and 2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder, one of the “2017 Women of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and one of the ”2017 Top Women Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal.


Sarah K. Solum is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. Initial Public Offerings (June 2016) - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. Initial Public Offerings (Excluding Controlled Companies) (July 2018) - Advanced Venture Capital 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents (SF) - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018 (San Francisco), Thursday, February 15, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents (SF) - Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents (SF), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents (SF) - Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents (SF), Thursday, February 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents (SF) - Universal Issues and Preliminary Documents (SF), Thursday, February 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018 (San Francisco), Monday, February 19, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Venture Capital 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2019, Monday, February 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Venture Capital 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2019, Monday, February 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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