Ryan LaForce, an attorney in Goodwin’s Business Law Department, is a member of the Private Equity and Technology Companies Groups. Her practice focuses primarily on representing private equity and venture capital clients and their portfolio companies. Ms. LaForce was a practicing attorney at Goodwin from 2007-2011 and rejoined the firm in 2014 after serving as Assistant General Counsel of Bain Capital, LLC, an alternative asset firm with over $70B AUM, for two and half years.

Ms. LaForce has advised clients on a range of domestic and cross-border corporate and financing matters, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and divestitures, private company investments, venture capital transactions, direct secondary and private company liquidity programs, commercial loans, subordinated financing, reorganizations, restructurings, joint ventures and general corporate and securities law matters. As in-house counsel at Bain Capital, Ms. LaForce focused primarily on general corporate matters impacting the asset manager, including, employment, regulatory, corporate governance and commercial contract matters. In addition, Ms. LaForce provided direct support to Bain Capital Ventures and assisted on various matters impacting the BCV fund and its portfolio.

Ms. LaForce represents investors, issuers, sponsors and lenders in debt and equity financings and serves as outside general corporate counsel for private companies.

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J.D., 2004
University of North Carolina School of Law
B.A., 1998
Yale University



New York
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