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Cara N. Ralston



Cara Ralston helps clients navigate mergers and acquisitions, the complexities of corporate governance, commercial contract negotiations, and venture capital investments. She also guides clients through asset and equity sale transactions, corporate restructurings, and financing transactions.

Cara assists businesses in a variety of industries through business formations, reorganizing and recapitalizing entities, and drafting and reviewing commercial contracts.

Prior Experience

At Notre Dame Law School, Cara researched corporate compliance topics as a research assistant and legal extern for Notre Dame Athletics. Cara also developed legal experience as a summer associate at an Indianapolis law firm and a legal intern with FedEx Ground.


Bar Admissions



Notre Dame Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Notre Dame Law Review (managing senior editor) (2018)

Indiana University Kelley School of Business
B.S.B. in Finance and Operations Management, with highest distinction and honors in Business (2015)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Volunteer Lawyer Network — Intake Volunteer, 2015-18
  • District 10 Pro Bono Project — Volunteer Undergraduate Legal Intern, 2015

Civic Activities

  • Junior Achievement, 2015


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022-23
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • Notre Dame Law School — Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Program of Study in Business Law; Dean’s Circle Fellow; Dean’s Honor Roll; Transactional LawMeets 2017, National Championship Qualifier
Awards Methodology
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