Dawn Holicky Pruitt focuses on advising public companies in their capital raising and liability management activities. Dawn regularly assists clients in both public and private offerings of debt securities and represented clients in securities offerings aggregating more than $50 billion since the beginning of 2020.

Dawn has advised on securities offerings and related transactions involving:

  • Sustainability bonds
  • Fixed and floating rate debt securities, including LIBOR transition and SOFR implementation
  • 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
  • Commercial paper programs


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)

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Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • BestPrep — Board Member 
  • University of Notre Dame Alumni Association — Minnesota Club


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2023
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota – Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2023
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
  • Finance & Commerce — Top Women in Finance, 2014
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