Sepideh Mousakhani

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About Sepideh

Sepideh is a corporate partner representing a wide range of companies at all stages of the business growth cycle – from startups to public companies in the software and information technology, life sciences, and internet-related industries. Her transactional experience across these industries includes representation of issuers and investors in venture capital and other private financings, buyers and sellers in mergers & acquisitions, and issuers and underwriters in public offerings. Sepideh also regularly advises her clients on general corporate, securities law, and Securities and Exchange Commission periodic reporting compliance matters, as well as the implications of proposed business transactions. She currently serves on Cooley’s Women’s Initiative Strategy Committee.

Sepideh has advised her clients in more than 300 private financings, 35 M&A transactions and 30 public offerings.

Since 2016, Sepideh has been named a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Sepideh’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Freshworks in its $1.13 billion initial public offering (IPO)
  • in its $749 million IPO
  • TiVo in its $3 billion combination with Xperi
  • Ramp in its $300 million Series D financing
  • Pulmonx in its $218.5 million IPO
  • SteelBrick in its $360 million sale to Salesforce
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and Barclays as lead book-running managers in Crowdstrike’s $704 million IPO
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals in its offering of $1 billion of aggregate principal amount 2% exchangeable senior notes due 2026
  • Institutional Venture Partners in its investment in Coinbase’s $100 million financing
  • G2 in its $157 million Series D financing

While at Santa Clara University School of Law, Sepideh was elected to the Order of the Coif and awarded both the Dean’s Fellowship and the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Scholarship and Leadership award. She received numerous CALI and Witkin awards for academic excellence in various subject areas and served as editor-in-chief of the Santa Clara Law Review, where she published “Seeking to Emerge from Slavery’s Long Shadow: The Interplay of Tribal Sovereignty and Federal Oversight in the Context of the Recent Disenrollment of the Cherokee Freedmen.” In addition, Sepideh served as a judicial extern to Judge Edward J. Davila of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

Before law school, Sepideh worked for two years as an educator in conjunction with the Teach For America program.


Santa Clara University School of Law
JD, 2013, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

University of California, Berkeley
BA, 2008, with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Rankings & accolades

Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star (2016 – 2023)

Memberships & affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of California