Lisa A. Fontenot is a corporate and securities principal in the Palo Alto office of Baker McKenzie LLP.
For over two decades, Lisa Fontenot has counseled clients in their efforts to navigate complex strategic corporate transactional, governance and compliance matters, including some of the world’s leading technology companies, with particular expertise in the media, entertainment and technology sector.
Ms. Fontenot has extensive experience in issues ranging from securities regulation and disclosure, exchange listing requirements and corporate governance to strategic matters, including M&A and capital markets strategies. She has extensive experience representing both U.S. and foreign buyers and sellers successfully completing cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures and investments. Ms. Fontenot also represents private equity/venture capital firms in connection with their investment in, and equity dispositions of, portfolio companies and related securities reporting matters.
Ms. Fontenot is Editor of A Practical Guide to SEC Proxy and Compensation Rules (Wolters Kluwer) and author of the chapter "Audit Committee Disclosures." She appears regularly as a speaker at continuing legal education programs about securities and transactional matters.
Ms. Fontenot was named a 2016 Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder – San Francisco, is recognized as a 2017 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and is on the shortlist for the "Best in Media and Entertainment" Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Award 2017. Ms. Fontenot serves on the Board of Directors of UPWARD and Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association Go Red for Women, Greater San Francisco Bay Area.