Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Laura was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at BuzzFeed, where she structured, negotiated, and executed financings, M&A transactions, and joint ventures. She also provided business and legal counseling on a wide variety of commercial matters, including technology, partnerships, and licensing agreements. Laura additionally managed corporate governance and employment matters and guided the company's expansion into new international markets.
Prior to BuzzFeed, Laura worked at Gunderson Dettmer, where she represented domestic and international venture capital firms and startups in financings, tender offers, M&A transactions, and various corporate governance matters. Prior to that, Laura worked in corporate law at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York and Munich and at Hogan Lovells in Berlin and London.
Laura was born in Germany and grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and obtained her law degree from the NYU School of Law, where she was an editor on the Journal of International Law and Politics.
After many years in Manhattan, Laura is a Brooklyn convert and lives in Boerum Hill with her boyfriend. Laura loves reading, art, travel and taking advantage of all that New York has to offer.