Anthony J. McCusker

Anthony J. McCusker

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Anthony J. McCusker

Anthony McCusker, a partner in and chair of Goodwin’s Technology Companies Practice, specializes in all areas of corporate, securities and partnership laws, with a primary focus on advising emerging-growth technology companies. He is a key contributor to the Goodwin Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. He joined Goodwin in 2010.

Cited by Chambers USA for his corporate M&A expertise in both the Venture Capital and Northern California categories, Mr. McCusker is, according to the guide, “absolutely a player in the emerging companies market," and a “smart, practical guy” with “really good relationships around the Valley.”

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. McCusker was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson Dettmer.


Mr. McCusker has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, U.S. News-Best Lawyers and The Legal 500 United States for his work in the venture capital and technology transactions areas.

In 2013, Mr. McCusker was featured in the Daily Journal as one of its “Top 100 Lawyers” in California; the publication has also selected Mr. McCusker as one of its “10 Emerging Law Firm Leaders in California” and one of its “Top Emerging Companies Lawyers.”

Areas of Practice


Mr. McCusker's representation of companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, public offerings, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. He also works with venture capitalists, private equity investors and investment banks involved in private and public stock offerings.

Representative Matters

Venture Financings
  • Slack Technologies in its $200 million Series F financing
  • Twilio in its $130 million Series E financing
  • Okta, a cloud service management platform, in its $75 million Series F financing
  • reddit, an online community, in its $50 million Series B financing
  • Qualtrics, an online survey software company, in its $150 million financing
  • Pond5, an online marketplace for multimedia content, in its $61 million Series A financing
  • Atlassian, a leading provider of collaboration software, in a secondary offering of $150 million
  • Sequoia Capital in the $127 million Series C financing of DoorDash
  • TuneIn, an online service for listening to radio, in its $25 million financing
  • Andreessen Horowitz in the $60 million financing of ride-sharing app Lyft
  • RichRelevance in its $20 million Series F financing
  • Blue Jeans Network in its $76 million Series E financing
  • Patreon in its $30 million Series B financing
  • Waterline Data’s $16 million Series B financing
  • HighGround’s $7.6 million Series A financing
  • Xoom in its sale to PayPal
  • TellApart, an adtech company, in its sale to Twitter
  • Perzo, an instant messaging software company, in its sale to a consortium of financial services firms led by Goldman Sachs
  • Citrus Lane, a social commerce platform for moms, in its sale to
  • RiseSmart, an outplacement provider, in its sale to Randstad Holding
  • Xoom Corporation, a digital money transfer company, in its acquisition of Blue Kite
  • Flurry, a leader in mobile analytics, in its sale to Yahoo
  • The Washington Post Company on the sale of The Washington Post newspaper and related publication assets to founder and CEO Jeffrey Bezos and his private investment firm, Nash Holdings
  • Sold numerous companies to acquirors, including AT&T, EMC, Google, IBM, Oracle, Twitter and Yahoo!
Public Offerings
  • Twilio, Atlassian, Imperva, OPOWER, Xoom Corporation, and Zendesk in their initial public offerings
  • Underwriters in the initial public offerings of Talend, Gigamon, Trulia, Marketo and Five9
  • Xoom Corporation in its $134.3 million follow-on offering



J.D., 1995
University of California Hastings College of the Law
B.A., 1992
University of California, Berkeley



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