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Barb is a member of the Commercial Law and Corporate and Securities Groups at GCA.  Barb has broad expertise counseling public and private Bay Area technology companies, investors, executives, and lending institutions in debt and equity finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and general corporate governance.  Barb also advises venture-backed startups on general legal matters.

Prior to joining GCA, Barb practiced in-house for nearly four years with Singularity University, a Bay Area technology incubator focused on corporate innovation and social entrepreneurship. Barb started her legal career with Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis, Missouri, and practiced corporate and commercial finance in Palo Alto, California with DLA Piper LLP and Bingham McCutcheon LPP.

Licensed to practice in California and Missouri, Ms. Krause received her J.D from Cornell University, and graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Kansas.  Barb is fluent in German and has completed graduate research fellowships at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Bochum, Germany and at the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris, France.  Barb regularly mentors entrepreneurs through several Bay Area incubators and accelerators and serves as adjunct faculty to Santa Clara University Law School’s Entrepreneurs Law Clinic.