Yelena advises clients on M&A- and IPO-related insurance solutions, including representations and warranties insurance and D&O insurance for SPACs. Yelena is a frequent speaker and author and has been featured in publications including Law360, Bloomberg Law, ABA’s Business Law Today, and Business Insurance. She serves as the M&A managing editor of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today and is the executive editor of the SPAC Notebook, a blog series that covers SPACs and SPAC risks.
Prior to Woodruff Sawyer, Yelena oversaw the development of Bloomberg Law’s practical guidance, reference, and analysis content, covering capital markets, M&A, and securities law.
Yelena practiced as a senior capital markets associate at Clifford Chance and a corporate associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (later Dewey & LeBoeuf) and earned her BS in economics from Cornell University and her JD from Fordham University School of Law.
With a sudden SPAC D&O market shift, the standard practice of electing a tail to cover the SPAC’s directors and officers post-merger will likely fade into history.
What’s the latest in SPAC litigation and enforcement? Woodruff Sawyer’s Yelena Dunaevsky discusses these topics with SPAC attorneys at Holland & Knight.