Cara Hupprich is a Counsel in the firm’s corporate group and focuses on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, as well as employment and equity compensation matters. 

Cara has significant experience advising emerging growth and venture backed companies from incorporation to exit.  She regularly counsels company clients on pre-incorporation and incorporation matters, corporate governance matters, equity issuances, securities law matters, founder issuances, as well as employment and equity compensation arrangements. 

In addition to advising companies on day-to-day governance matters, Cara also represents company clients, venture capital and angel investors, and corporate venture clients in equity financings, convertible debt financings, and secondary sales.  Cara has represented buyers and sellers on both domestic and international mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, restructuring transactions and spin-out transactions.  Her practice spans across a broad range of sectors, including software, life sciences, edtech, e-commerce, consumer products, defense contracting, consulting, fintech and financial services.        

Cara received her law degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the Catholic University of America. Prior to her legal career, Cara managed a professional regional orchestra and helped facilitate the merger of the orchestra with a local chorus.  Cara began her legal career as a corporate paralegal with Cooley LLP where she worked with emerging growth and venture backed companies.  Prior to joining VLP, Cara was an attorney in the Northern Virginia office DLA Piper LLP (US), in the emerging growth and venture capital practice group where she advised company and investor clients on corporate governance and transactional matters.  

Education

  • JD, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2009
  • BM, The Catholic University of America, 2000