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Nicole Brookshire

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Advises late-stage private and public company clients, as well as investment banks, in a full range of general corporate and securities matters.

Nicole advises late-stage private and public company clients, as well as investment banks, in a full range of general corporate and securities matters, including public offerings, strategic corporate relationships, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance matters.

Companies making the transition to public ownership appreciate Nicole’s deep experience with IPOs, and they rely on her guidance and support leading up to, during and after the transaction.

Deal Point Data has ranked Nicole as the #1 IPO issuer-side tech lawyer on the East Coast from 2017 to 2021, and the #1 software IPO lawyer on the East Coast from 2015 to 2021.

Experience highlights

Nicole’s representations before joining Davis Polk include the following:

IPOs, Direct Listings and SPAC Mergers
  • UiPath $1.5 billion IPO
  • Billtrust $1.3 billion SPAC merger
  • Root $724 million IPO
  • Datto $594 million IPO
  • Braze $572 million IPO
  • Olo $450 million IPO
  • Rent the Runway $357 million IPO
  • Allbirds $348.3 million IPO
  • Warby Parker direct listing
  • The Honest Company $475 million IPO
  • ACV Auctions $476 million IPO
  • Datadog $475 million IPO
  • Sprinklr $293 million IPO
  • Criteo $250 million IPO
  • Vital Farms $235.4 million IPO
  • CS Disco $224 million IPO
  • BigCommerce $216 million IPO
  • MongoDB $192 million IPO
  • SimilarWeb $176 million IPO
  • Progyny $150 million IPO
  • Endava $146 million IPO
  • Translate Bio $122 million IPO
  • Rapid7 $118 million IPO
  • WAVE Life Sciences $102 million IPO
  • Neon Therapeutics $100 million IPO
  • Alarm.com $98 million IPO
  • VIA optronics $94 million IPO
  • Cardlytics $76 million IPO
  • Appian $75 million IPO
  • Avedro $70 million IPO
  • Syros $58 million IPO
  • Minerva Neurosciences $32.7 million IPO
  • UiGemphire Therapeutics $30 million IPO
Other Equity Offerings
  • MongoDB $912.5 million follow-on offering
  • CS Disco $291.5 million follow-on offering
  • Alarm.com $266 million follow-on offering
  • Appian $141.3 million and $70.3 million follow-on offerings
  • Endava $136.3 million follow-on offering
  • Rapid7 $90 million and $50 million follow-on offerings
Debt Offerings
  • Etsy $1 billion and $650 million convertible senior notes offerings
  • MongoDB $1 billion and $250 million convertible senior notes offerings
  • Datadog $747.5 million convertible senior notes offering
  • Rapid7 $525 million convertible senior notes offering
  • Alarm.com $500 million convertible senior notes offering
  • BigCommerce $345 million convertible senior notes offering

Insights

Credentials

Recognition

Chambers USA – Capital Markets, Massachusetts

Deal Point Data – #1 IPO issuer-side tech lawyer on the East Coast, 2017-2021

Deal Point Data – #1 software IPO lawyer on the East Coast, 2015-2021

Education
J.D., Stanford Law School
  • with distinction
B.A., Carleton College
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • magna cum laude
Professional history
  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2022-present
  • Partner, Cooley, 2007-2022
  • Associate, Cooley, 1997-1999, 2001-2006
Qualifications and admissions
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of California
  • State of New York
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