Shawn is a corporate and securities associate in our Silicon Valley office.

Shawn Trabanino
Silicon Valley
P+1 650 473 5823

Shawn specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles.

Shawn’s practice focuses on general corporate counseling, venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings. Shawn represents a wide variety of companies from healthcare, life sciences, biotechnology, consumer internet, software, telecommunications and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms.

Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Shawn was a corporate associate in the Palo Alto office of WilmerHale. While attending law school, Shawn served as an honors law clerk with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as a law clerk to the U.S. Senate Health Committee, and as a judicial extern to Judge Beth Freeman of the Silicon Valley U.S. District Court. Prior to attending law school, Shawn was a White House intern to President Barack Obama.


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.
    • Law Review
    • Business Law Certification
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Anthropology
    • magna cum laude
    • Distinguished College Honors


Languages: Spanish