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.