Caroline Dotolo

Senior Associate


Caroline Dotolo provides in-depth counsel to public and private companies based in the United States and abroad on issues concerning debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, SEC and listing exchange compliance, governance and general corporate law. Ms. Dotolo's industry experience includes working with clients in the financial services, life sciences, technology and telecommunications sectors.

Ms. Dotolo's practice also involves regularly advising early-stage companies on a variety of matters including formation and founder issues, equity structure, financing, and governance, as well as pro bono representation for nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Dotolo was an intern in the Economic Crimes Unit in the Civil Division of the US Attorney's Office in Boston. Prior to her legal education, Ms. Dotolo was a law clerk at a small firm in Ohio, assisting with various civil and criminal matters.

Publications & News


October 26, 2017

WilmerHale Serves as Counsel to Idera Pharmaceuticals in Public Offering of Common Stock

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 33,333,334 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $1.50 per share.

June 13, 2017

Hyalex Orthopaedics Raises $16 Million Series A Financing

WilmerHale client Hyalex Orthopaedics, a medical device company advancing new products that feature HYALEX™ technology, a synthetic polymer that mimics cartilage, announced that it has raised $16 million in Series A financing.

April 24, 2017

Eaton Vance Corp. Completes Senior Notes Offering

Eaton Vance Corp. closed a public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.500% notes due April 6, 2027. The public offering was made pursuant to an effective registration statement on file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

February 14, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Cynosure in $1.65B Acquisition by Hologic

The WilmerHale team on the transaction was led by Hal Leibowitz and Jason Kropp and included Andrew Bonnes, Kim Wethly, Leon Greenfield, Bruce Manheim, Steve Barrett, Laura Schneider, Amy Null, Julie Hogan Rodgers, Ciara Baker, Davis Sluis, Caroline Dotolo and Alex Civetta.

September 29, 2016

WilmerHale Advises Altiostar Networks in $60M Venture Capital Financing

The WilmerHale team was led by Partner Mark Borden and included Senior Associate Caroline Dotolo and Associate Alyce Chen.

Recent Highlights

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Akamai Technologies in its sale of a business unit to MediaMath
  • Cynosure in its acquisition by Hologic
  • Demandware in its acquisition of Tomax Corporation
  • Endurance in its acquisition of certain assets and membership interests
  • Progress Software in multiple M&A transactions, including asset sales and a stock purchase
  • Sonus Networks in its acquisition of Performance Technologies
  • The First Marblehead Corporation in its sale of the company

Public Offerings

  • Bellerophon Therapeutics
  • Idera Pharmaceuticals
  • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
  • Sonus Networks

Venture Capital and Other Financings

  • Altiostar Networks
  • CoolChip Technologies
  • Flywire (formerly known as peerTransfer)
  • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
  • XTuit Pharmaceuticals


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JD, Boston University School of Law, 2012, Boston University Law Review, Co-Director, Student Advisor Program, Women’s Law Association

BA, History and Sociology, magna cum laude, The Ohio State University, 2008, Honors Program

HBX | Harvard Business School, Credential of Readiness (CORe), Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, Economics for Managers, with High Honors, 2015

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