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.


  • 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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  • Education

    • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2012

      Boston University Law Review, Co-Director, Student Advisor Program, Women’s Law Association
    • BA, History and Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2008

      magna cum laude Honors Program
    • Harvard Business School Online

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

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts