SILICON VALLEY, CA—Gunderson Dettmer is pleased to announce that Sangeetha M. Raghunathan has joined the firm as a Partner in the Corporate and Securities practice, where she will focus on regulatory and compliance support for companies in the fintech, web3 and modern finance sector. Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Raghunathan was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at fintech company Earnin.
Raghunathan has significant experience as an in-house attorney operating at the intersection of legal, fintech and regulatory compliance. Over the last decade alone, and during a period of significant innovation and evolution for the financial services sector, she held influential leadership roles in the fintech companies Earnin, Indiegogo and SquareTrade, and was focused on e-commerce initiatives as part of Visa’s privacy and data security team. She also served as lead legal counsel for Disney Interactive’s Playdom and Disney Mobile business units, where she set the legal strategy balancing U.S. banking and privacy laws instrumental to their digital wallet, virtual currency and in-app monetization products. Prior to working in-house, Raghunathan served as Deputy Attorney General at the California Attorney General’s Office, where she focused on corporate fraud and antitrust issues, including as lead counsel for a multi-state Sherman Act and Cartwright Act price-fixing case against the DRAM technology industry.
Raghunathan is sought out by companies looking to maximize value and customer service while mitigating financial, commercial, product, and legal risks, particularly in fintech and other disruptive industries navigating unsettled and evolving regulatory oversight.
Raghunathan is a graduate of University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D., 2003), Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health (M.P.H., 1998) and University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1996).