NY / New York

Shakera Thompson

Wilmer Hale - New York
7 World Trade Ctr., 250 Greenwich St 
New York , NY 10007


Shakera M. Thompson is a senior associate who advises clients on a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Thompson was an associate at another law firm in New York where she represented technology companies in domestic and cross-border acquisition and divestiture transactions; worked on shelf offerings of debt in the sovereign context and transportation industry, and Rule 144A debt offerings in the manufacturing and aerospace industries; and represented banks, commercial lending institutions and private equity funds in connection with syndicated loans and acquisition financings.

Previously, Ms. Thompson was an intern with Independence Blue Cross, where she researched and drafted legal memoranda regarding subrogation of medical expenses and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. She also worked as a paralegal at a law firm in Richmond, VA and as an eligibility worker for the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services.

Practice Areas

Emerging Company and Venture Capital; Technology; Life Sciences; Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance and Disclosure; Debt Finance


JD, Howard University School of Law, 2015

magna cum laude

Managing Editor, Howard Law Journal

BS, Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007

magna cum laude

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