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Palo Alto's Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &

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Palo Alto's Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &

Background Information

Employment History

Attorney for Zynga

Ropes LLP

Managing Partner

Law Group LLP

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Peek Kids

General Counsel

Meltwater Group

Deputy General Counsel


Founder and Principal

Montgomery Pacific Law Group LLP

Vice President and General Counsel

Finaplex Inc


Cooley LLP


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati , P.C.


General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Twilio Inc

Advisory Board Member

Board Member
Compass Family Services




University of Missouri


University of Santa Clara

JD cum laude

Santa Clara University School of Law



University of Missouri

Web References (18 Total References)

Cooley Godward LLP - Article Reprints [cached]

Karyn Smith has never been one to allow circumstances to dominate her life.When she decided her first job out of college in the advertising industry wasn't stimulating enough , Smith fearlessly quit and enrolled in law school.

When the commute to her first law job-as an associate with Palo Alto's Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati-was too far from her San Francisco home , Smith , who loves the Bay area , didn't settle.She left the security of her promising position in the Silicon Valley for a job closer to her home.
I liked the atmosphere at Wilson , but I was commuting from San Francisco down to Palo Alto everyday , and I just didn't want to live down there , says Smith.It was as simple as that..
When Smith joined the San Francisco office of Cooley Godward in 1992 , the firm had 170 attorneys.In keeping with her can-do attitude , Smith's growing client portfolio of emerging growth companies has mirrored the increase of Cooley's firmwide total to more than 400 attorneys.Having been officially elevated to partner earlier this year , Smith proved her worth by leading eBay Inc. in its $ 1.3 billion follow-on offering.
It obviously was exciting to be a part of the largest public offering by an Internet company , Smith says.
An avid hiker and student of the Hindu discipline of yoga , Smith enjoys her moments of peaceful self-reflection at her new in the lush wine country of St. Helena.Hiking and meditation are some of the avenues that I can turn to create some balance in my life..
PAST DEALS : Smith represented Oacis Healthcare Holdings Corp. in its March acquisition by Science Applications International Corp. for $ 60 million.She also represented graphics processor manufacturer NVIDIA Corp. in its initial public offering of 3.5 million shares that closed in January at $ 12 per share.That same month , Smith represented Terayon Communications Systems Inc. in its IPO of 3.25 million shares for $ 38 per share.
QUOTE : Ebay is an incredibly dynamic , fast-growing company and there are usually a lot of balls in the air at any one time as well as just a high degree of interest in the company and its activities.Balancing the restrictions of being in registration with the numerous opportunities presented to eBay during that time was one of the more unusual aspects of this deal.Also , it was the first time I've been involved in an offering that priced $ 30 per share above the price that we initially filed with.
eBAY Serves Up Largest Internet Stock Offering

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0001665730 Smith Karyn C/O TWILIO INC. 375 BEALE STREET, SUITE 300 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105 1 General Counsel and Secretary

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0001665730 Smith Karyn C/O TWILIO INC. 645 HARRISON STREET, FL 3 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107 1 General Counsel and Secretary

Twilio - Management Team & Board of Directors [cached]

Karyn Smith General Counsel

Karyn has worked with high growth companies for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Twilio, Karyn was Deputy General Counsel at Zynga, where she oversaw all corporate matters and led Zynga through its $1B IPO in 2011. Before Zynga, Karyn was a partner in the San Francisco office of Cooley LLP for 10 years, where she represented emerging growth companies from formation through liquidity event, with an emphasis on venture financings, public offerings, M&A transactions and corporate governance. Karyn grew up in the East Bay, and earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and her JD cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Compass Community Services [cached]

Karyn Smith Founder and Principal

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