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.


Such transactions have included acquisition 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; F5 Networks, Inc.; 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; 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 has repeatedly been listed in Best Lawyers in America, 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 key member of the deal teams recognized by the Daily Journal with California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) awards for innovative work on behalf of Livongo Health, Inc. in its $18.5 billion acquisition by Teladoc Health, Inc., the largest-ever M&A transaction in the digital health sector (2021); Intel Corporation in its acquisition of Mobileye N.V. (2018); and Broadcom Corporation in its acquisition by Avago Technologies (2016).



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


  • California


  • Member, Board of Directors, Covenant House California

K. Kristine Dunn