Ginny Coles
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Ginny Coles

Senior Attorney
coles.ginny@dorsey.com

Overview

GINNY PROVIDES PRACTICAL, RESULTS-ORIENTED ADVICE TO EMERGING AND OTHER COMPANIES ON A RANGE OF CORPORATE, SECURITIES, FINANCING AND CONTRACTUAL MATTERS, DRAWING ON HER PRIOR 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN SILICON VALLEY.

Ginny advises start-ups, mid-size companies and publicly held corporations on general corporate matters, equity compensation, securities law compliance, corporate governance, and transactional matters, including private and public financings and mergers and acquisitions.  She has represented companies in a variety of industries, including consumer and enterprise hardware and software, program R&D, medical devices, semiconductors and consumer electronics.

Prior to joining Dorsey, Ginny served as in-house counsel to a number of Silicon Valley technology companies, after having worked 7 years in two Silicon valley law firms.

Education & Admissions

Stanford Law School (J.D., 1985)

Stanford University (A.B., 1979), With distinction

Admissions

  • California
  • Montana

Languages

  • English

Experience

Ginny has provided legal counsel to both public and private companies throughout her career including:

  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Lam Research Corporation
  • McAfee, Inc.
  • Rocket Fuel Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Good Technology Inc.

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • Panelist, “How to Position Your Company for a Liquidity Event,” American Bar Association, 2006
  • Panelist, “Accounting Nuts and Bolts,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2006
  • Panelist, “Private Companies Transitioning to a Public company World,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2005

Ginny Coles