Kristin O'Hanlon

Special Counsel

Kristin focuses her practice on compensation and benefits matters. Her clients include founders, individual executives, emerging companies and multinational public companies. She regularly advises on compensation issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, including equity treatment, golden parachute matters and the interaction between existing and proposed compensation arrangements. She has significant experience designing equity and cash based incentive plans, employment agreements, separation agreements, retention and change in control agreements, and other compensation arrangements tailored to meet client needs.

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  • Genome Medical Closes $60 Million Series C Financing and Acquires GeneMatters 

  • Groww Reaches Unicorn Status With Series D Round 

  • Patreon Valuation Climbs to $1.2 Billion With Series E Round  

  • Pure Storage Acquires Portworx for $370 Million 

  • Grifols to Acquire Alkahest for $146 Million 


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    JD, Boalt Hall Moot Advocacy Award, American Jurisprudence Award in Small Business Counseling, Prosser Prize in Advising Emerging Growth Companies, 2005

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, Psychology, with a Specialization in Developmental Disabilities
    Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, Departmental Highest Honors, 1997

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