Cara Fonseca


Cara Fonseca

Cara Fonseca advises clients on a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, start-up formation, and general corporate governance. She represents public and private companies in a variety of industries, including technology, life sciences and financial services.

While in law school, Ms. Fonseca was an extern at Citibank, N.A. in London, where she worked closely with attorneys and business professionals within the markets and securities services department, focusing on custody and clearing and compliance with EU banking regulations.

Ms. Fonseca was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, she was a legal intern at the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts in the economic crimes unit, where she researched and drafted memoranda on procedural and substantive issues relating to conspiracy, securities fraud, and mail and wire fraud. 

Previously, Ms. Fonseca was a legal administrative assistant at another law firm in Boston, where she worked on matters relating to mortgage lending and consumer bankruptcy. While an undergraduate, she served as a summer intern with the State of Rhode Island Sixth District Court.

Publications & News


January 11, 2018

WilmerHale Represents US Currency Paper Manufacturer Crane & Co., Inc. in $800 Million Sale

On December 5, 2017, Crane & Co., Inc., the manufacturer of currency paper for the US government since 1802, signed an agreement to be acquired by Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products (and unrelated to the target company), for $800 million on a cash free and debt free basis.

July 24, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Trevi Therapeutics in Securing $50M in Series C Financing

The WilmerHale deal team counseling Trevi Therapeutics was led by Stuart Falber and included Sam Rothberg and Cara Fonseca.

June 13, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Hilton in Exclusive Co-Branded Credit Card Partnership Agreement With American Express

WilmerHale client Hilton announced that American Express has been selected as the exclusive issuer for Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards in the United States, beginning January 1, 2018.

May 11, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Changing Environments in $2.5M Seed Financing

Changing Environments, dba Soofa, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup offering smart and sustainable hardware and software solutions to make smart cities a reality, announced a $2.5 million seed financing.

Speaking Engagements

March 28, 2017

Legal Workshop for Food Startups

Boston, Massachusetts


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JD, Boston College Law School, 2016

BA, Political Science, summa cum laude, Tulane University, 2012

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