David V. Cappillo

David V. Cappillo

David V. Cappillo

David Cappillo is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Technology Companies Groups. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and growth equity, securities laws and technology licensing areas, with a focus on counseling growth-oriented companies. Mr. Cappillo is a key contributor to the Goodwin's Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community.

Professional Activities

Mr. Cappillo serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Meadowbrook School of Weston and on the Advisory Board of BUILD Boston, a nonprofit helping high school students succeed in school and life. He also serves as a mentor for Techstars, and is a frequent presenter at Harvard’s iLab.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Cappillo was a senior associate in the Business Practice Group at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP in Boston. Before that, he was General Counsel and Director of Business Development at Sockeye Networks, a venture capital backed spin-off of Akamai Technologies.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Cappillo represents private and public growth companies in a variety of industries, including software-as-a-service, enterprise software, consumer Internet, e-commerce, marketplaces, IT services and energy. He counsels his clients on corporate finance matters, equity fundraising activities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, start-up and formation matters, recapitalizations and reorganizations, joint venture and strategic commercial transactions and international expansion.

Mr. Cappillo also represents leading venture capital and private equity investors in connection with venture and growth equity investments in operating companies in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.



J.D., 1997
University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., 1994
Colgate University

(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)



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