The M&A Advisor has recognized Pillsbury partner Christina Pearson as a rising star in connection with its 10th-annual Emerging Leader Awards program. Pearson is among a group of honorees chosen by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

A Corporate partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, Pearson is well-known for her extensive experience representing companies throughout their life cycle in the technology, life sciences and related sectors. She advises in all manner of corporate and securities matters, including emerging growth strategy, fundraising, financing and liquidity transactions, and she has closed more than 100 venture capital financings.

M&A Advisor’s 2019 Emerging Leaders were chosen from a pool of prominent nominees identified for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. Evaluation of the nominees and selection of the winners was completed by an independent judging panel from the M&A, finance, and turnaround community.