Susan E. Pravda is a business lawyer and the managing partner of the Boston office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Pravda’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, initial public offerings, and related securities transactions.
She is a member of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices and the Health Care, Food & Beverage, and Energy Industry Teams. Ms. Pravda serves as chief strategic talent acquisition partner for the firm and is a managing director of Foley Ventures LLC, a venture capital fund.
She chaired the Technology Industry Team for 10 years from 2004 to 2014 and served on the firm’s national management committee from 2009 to 2016.
Ms. Pravda represents high-growth and emerging businesses, including companies in the telecommunications, Internet, software, wireless and service industries, as well as health care IT, life science and biotechnology companies, from start-ups to public companies.
Ms. Pravda also frequently acts as special mergers and acquisitions counsel for private and public companies in the manufacturing, service, distribution, technology, health care, life science and pharma sectors, including buyers, sellers and management groups.
She advises clients with respect to valuation issues, stockholder relationships and incentive compensation plans.
She is also a director of the Boston Public Library Foundation and serves on the boards of a number of technology, life science and manufacturing companies.
Ms. Pravda received her J.D. from Harvard Law School (cum laude, 1983) and a B.A. from Wesleyan University (magna cum laude, 1980).
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Ms. Pravda is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association, where she was co-chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee.
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