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Dana C. F. Kromm

Partner, Corporate Department


Dana Kromm is a partner in the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions practices at Paul Hastings, based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Kromm represents both strategic and financial buyers and sellers in public and private M&A, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, tender and exchange offers, joint ventures, complex carve-out acquisitions, minority investments, and corporate partnering transactions, as well as corporate governance matters and special committee representations. Her experience includes significant cross-border transactions.

In addition, Ms. Kromm represents portfolio companies of private equity clients, handling day-to-day legal activities, add-on acquisitions, and other general corporate work.


  • The Legal 500, M&A Corporate and Commercial—Private Equity Buyouts (2021)
  • Chambers, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (2021)
  • Law360, Private Equity MVP (2019)
  • Named one of California’s "Top Women Lawyers," The Daily Journal (2012)


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, King Hall, J.D., 2001
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. Psychology, 1996


  • Francisco Partners in numerous transactions, including its acquisitions of FrontRange, RedPrairie, the Wire Harness Business of Viasystems Group, Ex Libris, Endeavor Information Systems, Healthland, AdvancedMD Software, API Healthcare, T-System, Quantros, Avangate, Nextech, Vendavo, various portfolio company add-ons, including PracticeOne, Clinical Coding Solutions, Practice Management Associates, Marina Medical, and Concerro, and minority stakes in various companies, and its dispositions of RedPrairie, Ex Libris, AdvancedMD Software, and API Healthcare
  • Vector Capital in numerous transactions, including its acquisitions of Register.com, Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Teletrac, RAE Systems, Allegro Software, and Saba Software, and its dispositions of the Government Solutions Business of its portfolio company SafeNet, RAE Systems, and Teletrac
  • Symphony Technology Group in numerous transactions, including its acquisitions of Aldata, Teleca, IBS, Fusion Geo, Prism Seismic, ImpactRx, Source Health Analytics, Evidera, Archimedes, and Mddatacor, and minority stakes in various companies, and its disposition of Symphony Teleca
  • CITIC Capital in its acquisition of DDS Lab
  • Coldwater Creek in its bankruptcy-related dispositions
  • Ramtron International in its sale to Cypress Semiconductor
  • Strategic Committee of Silicon Storage in the proposed sale of Silicon Storage to an affiliate of private equity firm Prophet Equity and members of management (terminated) and in its subsequent sale to Microchip Technology
  • Catalyst Semiconductor in its sale to ON Semiconductor
  • Twitter in its acquisition of Dasient
  • Sybase in numerous transactions, including its sale to SAP, and its acquisitions of Extended Systems, Avaki, and Mobile 365
  • Intuit in its acquisitions of PayCycle and Boorah
  • Viacom in its disposition of Harmonix
  • Sandisk in its acquisition of Music Gremlin
  • Planned Parenthood Shasta-Pacific on a pro bono basis


    Engagement & Publications

    • Author of an article on leadership as part of IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group’s Best Practice Series on inclusiveness

    Practice Areas

    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Private Equity
    Technology, Media and Telecommunications
    Life Sciences and Healthcare




    California Bar


    University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D. 2001
    UC Santa Cruz, B.A. 1996

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