Brian Paulson advises companies and investment banks on capital markets transactions, securities compliance, corporate governance and strategic transactions across a wide range of industries, including internet and digital media, semiconductors, life sciences and REITs.


Mr. Paulson regularly counsels clients on:

  • initial public offerings
  • public and private debt, equity and equity-linked securities offerings
  • corporate governance issues
  • public company disclosure issues
  • federal and state securities law compliance
  • strategic transactions

Mr. Paulson draws on significant experience representing both issuers and investment banks in debt and equity offerings. He also frequently counsels public companies on general corporate and SEC reporting matters, as well as corporate governance issues.

Mr. Paulson has more than 15 years of experience advising on transactions. Representative matters prior to joining Skadden include:

  • Wolfspeed in multiple private offerings of convertible senior notes
  • Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co. II in its $4.3 billion business combination with Nextdoor, Inc.
  • the underwriters in the IPOs of SentinelOne, Coupang, JFrog and Arlo Technologies
  • the underwriters in Petco Health and Wellness Company’s IPO and follow-on offering
  • the underwriters in Intapp’s IPO and follow-on offering
  • Broadcom in multiple private offerings of senior notes
  • the underwriters in Twilio’s IPO and follow-on offerings and the initial purchasers in Twilio’s private offering of convertible senior notes
  • Advanced Micro Devices in multiple private offerings of senior notes and public offerings of convertible senior notes and common stock
  • Redwood Trust in multiple public offerings of common stock and convertible senior notes
  • in a private offering of convertible senior notes



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2007
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2004


  • California

Brian D. Paulson