Carrie Daniel is a Partner in the Commercial Lending Practice Group.  She specializes in venture lending transactions in the technology, life sciences, manufacturing and retail industries, representing banks, financial institutions, and venture debt funds located throughout the United States.

Carrie’s experience in secured debt financing transactions is broad, including senior and subordinated debt, early-stage venture loans and late-stage workouts, and formula revolvers and tranched term loans.

She has deep expertise in advising lenders in the structuring, documenting, and negotiating of venture debt transactions with start-up venture-backed companies in the information technology sector and high-tech life sciences.  She has extensive knowledge of the particular aspects related to technology lending, such as intellectual property and warrants.  She manages transactions efficiently with a practical approach, and she sees her role as a facilitator and problem solver (rather than a “legal roadblock”).

Prior to joining VLP, Carrie worked at Cooley LLP and Freidman & Springwater LLP, practicing in the areas of commercial lending, acquisition financing, corporate bankruptcy and debt restructuring.

Carrie received her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, a master’s degree in organizational behavior from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree, in psychology with a minor in biology, from the University of Virginia.  She has volunteered as an executive board member for the public school education foundation, where she currently serves on the Advisory Council.  She has also served on several PTA boards in various officer positions, managed soccer, basketball and volleyball teams, and served as city-wide soccer field coordinator.  She enjoys volunteering for Fisher House (which is like Ronald McDonald House for military and veteran families who have loved ones in a VA Hospital).  She is enjoying working virtually in the San Francisco Bay area.


  • JD, University of California, Hastings, 1994
  • MA, George Mason University, 1991
  •  BA, University of Virginia, 1989