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Alicia D'Alba Dorner

Senior Counsel

Alicia D'Alba Dorner

Senior Counsel

Alicia D’Alba Dorner represents private and public companies in a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions. She represents emerging companies throughout their lifecycles on transactions, strategic partnerships, reorganizations, and sale transactions, both domestic and cross-border alike.

Alicia also represents investors in the technology, health care, life sciences, and other innovative industries. She regularly acts as general outside counsel for private and venture-backed companies in a wide array of fields. Alicia is a senior counsel in our Venture & Growth Capital and Emerging Company Practices Groups. She is a member of the firm’s Innovative Technology and Health Care & Life Sciences Sectors. She also serves on firm’s Boston Chapter Women’s Network.

Representative Experience

  • Represented NEA as Lead Investor in a US$12m Series A Round for College Social Media App Fizz.
  • Represented Nigerian Investment App Bamboo in a US$15m Series A Financing.
  • Represented NEA and Cortical Ventures as Lead Investors in US$16m Series A Financing of SeMi Technologies.
  • Represented AUA Private Equity in Gourmet Culinary Holdings Investment.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recognized, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2024)


  • Member, Boston Bar Association

Presentations and Publications

  • Moderator, “Breaking Barriers and Sealing Deals: How Women Will Win in Venture Capital” (November 17, 2022)
  • Co-author, “Post-COVID M&A Transactions Guidebook,” Foley’s Coronavirus Resource Center: Back to Business (October 8, 2020)
09 April 2024 Foley Ignite

Innovation for Good Panel Discussion – A Recap

The Foley & Lardner team recently hosted a panel on Innovation for Good: Designing Products with Purpose, which was developed in collaboration with Parna Sarkar-Basu of B&B Consulting.
27 March 2024 In the News

Natasha Allen and Alicia D’Alba Dorner Assess Power of Gender Lens M&A Investing

Foley & Lardner LLP partners Natasha Allen and Alicia D’Alba Dorner authored the Reuters article, “Unveiling the power of gender lens investing in M&A.”
27 March 2024 Events

Prepare 4 VC: Breakthrough Program Demo Day Celebration

Prepare 4 VC in collaboration with Boston New Technology is proud to present the anticipated Breakthrough Program Demo Day Celebration, hosted by Foley & Lardner.
18 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents NEA as Lead Investor in Comanche Biopharma Series B Round

Foley & Lardner LLP recently represented New Enterprise Associates, Inc. as lead investor in Comanche Biopharma Corp’s $75 million Series B financing.
16 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents NEA as Investor in Series B Round for Fizz

Foley & Lardner LLP represented New Enterprise Associates, Inc. as co-lead investor in the $25 million Series B Funding for Fizz, the Gen Z-founded social media platform exclusively available for college students
29 November 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Mozaic in $20M Series A Funding Round

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Mozaic, a global payment platform for multi-party payouts, in its $20 million Series A funding round led by Volition Capital.