Natasha Allen

Natasha Allen, Corporate and Securities Attorney, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Natasha advises a variety of clients, including startups, later stage technology companies and public companies. Natasha works closely with her clients to help them achieve their key objectives by designing pragmatic, business oriented solutions. To that end, her practice encompasses general corporate matters, tax, debt financing, investment funds, venture financing and M&A transactions. Before joining Pillsbury, Natasha worked in the legal group of a San Francisco based software startup, advising on and negotiating software licensing and strategic partnership deals. Natasha also worked at a combination of Big Four professional services firms and law firms, and served as a clerk at the Tax Court of Canada. Natasha brings calm to chaos, and enjoys distilling complex issues into practical, optimized solutions.

Why you got involved with LWT?

When I moved to California from Canada in late 2012, I had little to no professional or social network. Luckily, colleagues that worked with my husband introduced me to Wilpower, and I immediately joined the program in 2013. Wilpower gave me the opportunity and tools to figure out my career trajectory and how to transition to working and living in California. The unexpected side effect was that I also met phenomenal people along the way. I continue to be involved with Leading Women in Technology, because this program delivers a very important message. Regardless of the stage or your career, self-reflection is the only way to pursue your desired career path. Wilpower shows participants that they have the “will” and “power” to succeed, however you may define success.