Kristine Dunn represents corporations, equity sponsors and strategic investors, as borrowers, and investment banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions, as agents and lenders, in a broad range of transactions encompassing a wide variety of industries, including real estate, gaming, media, telecommunications, technology, retail and manufacturing.


Transactions Ms. Dunn have advised on include financings, leveraged buyouts, bridge loans, asset-based loans, first-lien/second-lien financings, subordinated debt, mezzanine financings, out-of-court restructurings and other types of complex and traditional financings.

Ms. Dunn’s corporate and private equity clients have included J.D. Power; PayPal, Inc.; O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.; Intel Corporation; Broadcom Corporation; EMC Corporation; Cavium, Inc.; Xperi Corporation; AdvancePierre Foods; Harbor Freight Tools; Quiksilver, Inc.; ModSpace; Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.; Select Income REIT; Nine Point Energy; McKesson Corporation; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.; Visa Inc.; SurveyMonkey; Zynga, Inc.; Xilinx Inc.; The Gymboree Corporation; US Airways, Inc.; Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Insight Enterprises, Inc.; Oaktree Capital Management; XIO Group; Permira Advisers; Calera Capital; Pacific Equity Partners; Texas Pacific Group; Leonard Green & Partners; The Gores Group; Black Canyon Capital; Brentwood Associates; and Fox Paine & Company. In addition, her institutional clients have included Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Bank and BNP Paribas.

Ms. Dunn has been recognized as a “leading lawyer” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and IFLR1000. She also was listed in Best Lawyers in America in 2016, named as one of the “40 Under 40” by The M&A Advisor and included on the annual list of “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal. Ms. Dunn was a member of the deal team recognized by the Daily Journal with a 2016 “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year” award for innovative work on behalf of Broadcom Corporation in its acquisition by Avago Technologies.



  • J.D., University of Minnesota, 1998
  • B.A., Carleton College, 1995


  • California


  • Member, Board of Directors, Covenant House California

K. Kristine Dunn