Alyson (Rotunda) Rubio graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (USC) in Los Angeles, California. While in law school, she served as a topic editor for the Hale Moot Court Honors Program. Prior to law school, Alyson graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas with a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government.

After graduating from USC, Alyson returned to Austin to begin her corporate legal practice at DLA Piper from 2015 – 2018. Prior to joining Vela Wood, Alyson moved to Dallas and was an associate at Akin Gump from 2018 – 2021.

Alyson grew up in Vienna, West Virginia. She is an avid Peloton member and enjoys interior design, cooking, traveling, and, most importantly, spending time with her husband, baby girl, and two Golden Retrievers.

Select Representations

  • Represented Dallas-based venture capital firm in a number of domestic and international debt and equity investments
  • Represented Dallas-based technology provider focused on the transportation and logistics industry in its initial Series Seed fundraising
  • Represented Dallas-based startup in the food allergy industry in its initial Safe offering
  • Represented Houston-based search fund in its acquisition of a landscaping company in Nevada
  • Represented a North Carolina-based investor in a number of equity investments focused on the gaming and casino industry
  • Represented Texas-based drone-system company in its $1M crowdfunding campaign

Fun Facts:

  • Fulfilled a lifelong dream by attending a live Jeopardy taping where she met Alex Trebek
  • Survived a true arctic plunge in the partially-frozen Jacques-Cartier River in Quebec, Canada
  • Enjoys making everyday an adventure with the help of her two Golden Retrievers, Louis and Clark


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Plan II Honors and Government

Alyson Rubio's Recent Blog Posts
Funding & Capital Raising
Understanding Authorized, Issued and Reserved Shares

In this blog we explore the difference between a corporation’s authorized, issued and reserved shares and some corporate governance considerations to keep in mind as shares, options, and warrants are being issued to founders, service providers, and investors.