Jacqueline Mercier

Jacqueline Mercier

Jacqueline Mercier

Jacqueline Mercier is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of Goodwin’s Technology Companies & Life Sciences Group. Ms. Mercier focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities offerings, securities law compliance for public companies, proxy contests and general corporate matters. Ms. Mercier originally joined Goodwin in 2007.

Professional Activities

Ms. Mercier is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations.

Professional Experience

Ms. Mercier rejoined Goodwin in 2012 after serving as senior corporate counsel at Citrix where she worked on several strategic acquisitions and on Citrix’s corporate governance and securities matters. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mercier was Controller and Acting CFO of Louis, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts.


While attending law school, Ms. Mercier was the Note Editor of the Boston College Third World Law Journal for which she wrote “Eliminating Child Marriage in India: A Backdoor Approach to Alleviating Human Rights Violations” (Winter 2006).

Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Mercier was the recipient of the Richard G. Huber Award for her scholarship and leadership in extra and co-curricular activities.

Areas of Practice


Recent representative transactional matters include:

  • Teva in its acquisition of Auspex Pharmaceuticals
  • Centerview Partners in connection with the sale of Pharmacyclics to AbbVie
  • Trulia in its sale to Zillow
  • Courier Corporation in its sale to R.R. Donnelley
  • Citrix’s $1.4 billion convertible notes offering
  • Mac-Gray Corporation in its sale to CSC ServiceWorks, Inc.
  • athenahealth in its acquisition of Epocrates, Inc.
  • Avila Therapeutics in its sale to Celgene Corporation

Ms. Mercier has also provided ongoing corporate governance and securities law advice to many of the firm’s clients, including Citrix Systems, Inc., Alkermes plc, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aastrom Biosciences Inc., Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. and Zalicus Inc.



J.D., 2007
Boston College Law School
B.S., 2000
Boston College



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