Danielle Naftulin


It’s the coming together of best-in-class skills and get-it-done attitude that really sets Cooley apart. We know what’s worth fighting for.

Danielle 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 she has experience representing companies with respect to their initial public offerings and various other public financing and strategic transactions. Danielle is an active member of the NVCA's general counsel advisory board and frequent speaker for PLI, the ABA, and various law schools.

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  • Boostr Closes $7 Million Series A 

  • Vivace Therapeutics Closes $30 Million Series C  

  • Hinge Bio Closes $19 Million Series A  

  • Quizizz Closes $12.5 Million Series A 

  • Truepill Closes $100 Million Series B and Series C Financings 

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Danielle has been immensely valuable not only helping my new startup with normal startup issues but providing strategic advice. She knows the ins and outs of issues tech companies face from all angles. I'd recommend her to anyone starting a company or not getting the legal strategy they need. – Patrick O’Leary, Founder and CEO of Boostr

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
    JD, 2000

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    AB, History
    with honors, 1997

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Rankings & Accolades

    YWCA of Silicon Valley: Tribute to Women Honoree (2015)

    Northern California Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2015)