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Hannah L. Karraker


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Hannah focuses her practice on securities and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, venture capital financings, and general corporate matters. Hannah counsels clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, artificial intelligence, and energy & sustainability, as well as start-ups and emerging companies.

While attending law school, Hannah worked as law clerk at an estate planning law firm, a tax law firm, and a consulting company specializing in advising entrepreneurs, all of which are based in San Diego. In those roles, she gained experience in estate planning, trust administration, probate matters, criminal and civil tax trial work, audits, and IRS and California tax collections. She also served as a corporate counsel extern to a San Diego–based company that provides consumer financing for renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects.  

In law school, she received numerous scholarships and worked for two professors, as a tax & estate legal research assistant and an IP/contract law research assistant.


Read about the Fifth Circuit’s December 19 opinion vacating the Securities and Exchange Commission’s share repurchase disclosure rules, which were adopted in May 2023 and became effective on July 31, 2023.

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Read about the SEC’s final rules requiring increased quantitative data and expanded narrative disclosure regarding share repurchases by an issuer.

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Read about how the SEC’s adoption of an electronic filing mandate for certain documents, including all Forms 144 for the sale of securities by US public company issuers, could impact public companies.

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Recognition & Awards

  • USD Alumni Torts Tournament First Place Brief (2020)

  • Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Tournament, Third Place (2019)

  • Order of Barristers (2021)

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