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Dana Johnson

Dana Johnson

Corporate Lawyer

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
Washington University
School of Law
About
I'm a corporate attorney in New York City with experience in contracts, general corporate governance work, private equity M&A, VC funding, and SaaS licensing. Although most of my time practicing has been at law firms, I was also the first GC of a fin-tech start-up, an experience that gave me new insight about what clients need from their outside legal counsel. I enjoy working with all sizes of clients, but have a soft spot for helping start-ups establish best practices. I went to law school at Washington University in St. Louis and received my AB in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
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Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP

Of Counsel

Nov 2015 - Present

Advise clients on corporate matters, including formation and maintenance of corporate entities, NDAs, and commercial contract matters.

Nov 2015 - Present

Hotshot Legal, Inc.

Counsultant/ Writer

Jan 2015 - Present

Content writer for legal services start-up specializing in training videos for AmLaw 100 associates.

Jan 2015 - Present

Chassman Associates

Managing Director, West Coast

Aug 2014 - Oct 2015

Advised lawyers on career strategies and current legal marketplace trends.

Aug 2014 - Oct 2015

Compliance Science, Inc.

General Counsel

Jun 2013 - Jul 2014

First GC of fin-tech start-up. Negotiated and closed over 75 SaaS licensing contracts with new clients, including hedge funds, broker-dealers, and investment banks. Negotiated all vendor, commercial, marketing, venue, event, and tech contracts for company, including NDAs, SEO agreements, and data center agreements. Secured $8.25M Series A funding from Edison Partners.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2014

Lowenstein Sandler

Associate, Corporate/ Tech Group

Nov 2012 - Jun 2013

Advised startup clients on formation, founder equity structuring, hiring employees and consultants, IP, and VC financing from angel and institutional investors. Advised investors on investments in start-ups and established companies (seed rounds to Series A and above).

Nov 2012 - Jun 2013

Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP

Of Counsel

Aug 2010 - Nov 2012

Provided general corporate advice to clients regarding commercial contracts, entity formation, and financings.

Aug 2010 - Nov 2012

Ropes & Gray

Associate, Corporate Group

Sep 2006 - Sep 2009

Drafted principal transaction agreements (including asset and stock purchase agreements, financing/ funding agreements, investor rights/ stockholder rights agreements, management rights agreements, and voting rights agreements). Drafted board meeting minutes, written resolutions of stockholders and directors, and other general corporate governance documents, and NY and DE formation documents.

Sep 2006 - Sep 2009

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