Sarah Axtell, an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology & Life Sciences Group, specializes in all areas of corporate and securities laws, with a primary focus on advising emerging-growth technology companies and capital markets transactions. Ms. Axtell joined Goodwin in 2012.

While attending law school, Ms. Axtell was executive editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly. She also competed on the Berkeley negotiation team.




Ms. Axtell’s representation of companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, public offerings, corporate governance, public company representation and mergers and acquisitions. She also works with venture capitalists and investment banks involved in private and public stock offerings. 

Representative Matters

Repräsentative Angelegenheiten


Capital Markets
  • Okta in its initial public offering
  • Twilio in its initial public offering and follow-on offering
  • Atlassian in its initial public offering
  • Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of Box Inc.
  • Opower, Inc. in its initial public offering
  • Guidewire Software, Inc. in its follow-on public offerings
  • Xoom Corporation in its initial public offering and follow-on offering
Venture Financings
  • Represents numerous private companies in venture capital financings
  • Represents venture capital firms including Index Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, Battery Ventures and Sequoia Capital
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tomfoolery, Inc. in its acquisition by Yahoo! Inc.
  • Nexgate, Inc. in its acquisition by Proofpoint, Inc

In The News

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J.D., 2012
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
(Certificate of Specialization, Environmental Law)
B.S., Environmental Science, 2009
Emory University


U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division



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