Dawn Holicky Pruitt



Dawn Holicky Pruitt focuses on advising public companies in their capital raising activities. Dawn regularly assists clients in both public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and represented clients in securities offerings aggregating approximately $34 billion in 2020.

Dawn has advised on securities offerings and related transactions involving:

  • Fixed and floating rate debt securities
  • Foreign-denominated debt securities
  • Depositary shares, representing interests in preferred stock
  • Structured products linked to a variety of market measures, including stock indices and exchange traded funds
  • Rule 144A and Reg S offerings
  • Bank notes
  • Brokered certificates of deposit
  • Debt tender offers
  • Private and SEC-registered exchange offers
  • Convertible notes


Bar Admissions



University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review (managing editor) (2004)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude (2001)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • University of Notre Dame Alumni Association — Minnesota Club


  • Finance & Commerce — Top Women in Finance, 2014
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