Kathleen A. Cunningham


Kathleen Cunningham is an accomplished attorney with a broad range of corporate transactional and governance experience. She has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions, as well as securities offerings. These transactions include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Public and private offerings, including IPOs and follow-on offerings

  • Corporate finance matters, including 144As and PIPEs

  • Venture capital and private equity funding transactions

  • SEC reporting, governance matters, and say-on-pay issue

Kathleen has been named in Super Lawyers since 2012.

Kathleen is active in the leadership of the firm, currently serving as the Co-Hiring Partner, and as a member of the Women’s Forum and the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.


  • A global NASDAQ-listed worldwide brand management company engaged in licensing, marketing, and providing trend direction for a portfolio of consumer and entertainment brands with respect to:
    • Acquisitions and international joint ventures involving more than 20 brands for an aggregate of more than $1.45 billion.
    • $288 million 144A convertible senior subordinated notes offering and hedge.
    • $260 million follow-on public offering.
    • $172 million follow-on public offering, including shares sold by the company and selling stockholders.
  • A NASDAQ-listed global provider of supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, in several transactions, including:
    • Acquisition of the client company by the world’s largest technology distributor and supply-chain services provider.
    • $82 million secondary public offering for a selling stockholder
  • Underwriters in connection with a $96.6 million initial public offering of a biopharmaceutical company and in connection with a $77 million follow on offering.
  • Oil and gas development company in its $60 million asset acquisition.
  • Manufacturer of climate control and chemical products in a $60 million convertible senior subordinated debentures PIPE.
  • Placement agent in its role as financial adviser to manufacturer of healthcare safety products for the issuance of $25 million notes.
  • Underwriters and issuers in connection with IPOs of SPACs.
  • Public company clients with respect to SEC investigations of financial irregularities.

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  • 2019–2021, 2023, listed in The Legal 500 United States



  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
Professional Activities

Kathleen is a member of the Fordham Law Alumni Board and the Irish American Bar Association of New York.



  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York


  • Boston University, BA, magna cum laude
  • Fordham University School of Law, JD