Danielle Naftulin, Partner

Danielle Naftulin is a partner in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Finance practice groups and a member of the Firm's Business department. She joined the Firm in 2000 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.

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Ms. Naftulin's practice focuses on the representation of issuers and venture capital investors in the formation and financing of emerging technology and life sciences companies. She also counsels emerging companies with respect to mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, spin-outs and general corporate matters and has experience in representing companies with respect to their initial public offerings and various other public financing and strategic transactions. Ms. Naftulin also advises public companies with respect to their reporting requirements and corporate governance obligations.

Ms. Naftulin has been a guest speaker on venture capital transactions and other corporate matters at UCLA School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law and Stanford Law School. Ms. Naftulin has been selected to be honored by the YWCA of Silicon Valley in their 2015 Tribute to Women awards and as a "Rising Star" in the 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers.

Ms. Naftulin received a JD from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2000, and she graduated with honors from University of Michigan, where she earned an AB in History in 1997.

Ms. Naftulin is a member of the State Bar of California.


  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
    JD, 2000
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    AB History, 1997, With Honors

Bar Admissions

  • California

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