Megan J. Penick

Megan J. Penick

New York P +1 (212) 415-9279 F +1 (212) 202-6227


Megan is a seasoned corporate, securities, and capital markets lawyer as well as a business and corporate governance consultant.

Megan brings 20 years of experience to her practice and is sought after for her work guiding private companies through the process of going public. A niche area of Megan’s practice includes working with entrepreneurs, start-ups, small-cap, and mid-sized ventures — both China-based and domestic — as outside general counsel, assisting these clients in all aspects of their corporate legal development.

Megan is also known for helping public companies meet their SEC filing and disclosure requirements. In addition, she represents issuers and underwriters in the sale of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

Education & Admissions

New York Law School (J.D., 2003)

University of Iowa (B.A., Print Journalism, 1994)


  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey


  • Mandarin Chinese


  • Represents NASDAQ-listed issuers in general corporate and securities matters.
  • Regularly represent underwriters in initial public offerings for various issuers.
  • Represented NASDAQ-listed education technology company to $22M note offering.
  • Represented China-based Nasdaq Global Market-listed issuer in shelf take down of convertible notes and warrants.
  • Represent pharmaceutical companies in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in private placement of up to $10M in equity securities and subsequent follow-on offering of $6M in convertible notes and warrants.
  • Represented NASDAQ-listed education technology company in $11.5M underwritten offering of its Class A Common Stock, pursuant to a registration statement on S-1.
  • Represented NASDAQ-listed education technology company in $34.5M underwritten public offering of its Class A Common Stock, pursuant to the take down of a shelf-registration statement on Form S-3.
  • Represented issuer in successful Regulation A+ offering of up to $50M of common stock.

*Certain representations occurred prior to joining Dorsey

News & Resources


Thinking of Listing on the NASDAQ?

News & Press Mentions

Capital Markets Partner Megan Penick Joins Dorsey in New York City

Select Presentations

  • Panelist, Wolves of Wall Street, November 2, 2023
  • Moderator of Keynote Panel “Fearless Leaders: lessons Learned from Deal Makers Driving Diversity,” Women of Wall Street, November 2022

Industries & Practices

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Cannabis
  • Capital Markets
  • China
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
Megan J. Penick