Audra M. Dowless is a counsel in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity group. Her practice specializes in representing private equity sponsors and private companies in connection with a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, spinoffs, carveouts and restructurings. Ms. Dowless advises private equity clients with respect to their ongoing relationships with portfolio companies from exploration and acquisition through exit. She also serves as outside general counsel to portfolio companies and other private companies with respect to ongoing matters and issues related to corporate structure, corporate governance, shareholder and co-investor relations, management incentive plans, debt facilities, equity financings, employees, insurance, litigation, and commercial arrangements.

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Professional Activities

Ms. Dowless is a member of the American Bar Association and the ABA Women in M&A Task Force.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Dowless practiced in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.






J.D., 2010
The George Washington University Law School

(with honors)

The George Washington Law Review

B.A., 2005
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill



New York
District of Columbia
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