Rezwan D. Pavri

Rezwan D. Pavri

Rezwan D. Pavri

Rezwan Pavri, a partner in Goodwin's Technology & Life Sciences Group, works with private and public companies through all stages of their growth, as well as with investment banks, venture capital firms and private equity firms. Mr. Pavri specializes in the areas of corporate and securities law, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and general corporate representation.

He regularly represents public companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience counseling public companies and their boards of directors on defensive measures, disclosure matters and other complex securities and corporate law issues. Mr. Pavri also represents numerous private and start-up companies in matters ranging from incorporation and initial capitalization to venture capital financing and board fiduciary duties. In addition, Mr. Pavri frequently represents investment banks in their underwriting transactions, and he also has broad transactional experience representing venture capital firms in connection with their investments.

Listed in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Mr. Pavri has received substantial market endorsement for his equity market practice. Sources say "he is worth his weight in gold" and describe him as "an outstanding lawyer who gets nothing but A's across the board for his performance."

Professional Activities

Mr. Pavri is a member of the American Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2014, Mr. Pavri was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Previously, he was an associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and London, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and high-yield debt financings.


Mr. Pavri has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition, Mr. Pavri has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. (2014 and 2015), which noted that he “is widely viewed as a leading name for public offerings.” He was also selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and has been repeatedly named to its "Rising Stars" list (2009-2012). In law school, Mr. Pavri was a member of the Columbia Law Review.

Areas of Practice


Public companies Mr. Pavri has represented include Altera, Check Point, Demand Media, Fitbit, Gigamon, GoDaddy, Harmonic, Infosys, KLA-Tencor, Limelight Networks, Logitech, McAfee, NetSuite, Qualys, Sunrun, Trulia, Twilio and Twitter.

He has also represented numerous investment banks, including BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Piper Jaffray.

The companies he has represented have received financing from, among others, ABS Ventures, Accel Partners, Alloy Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Emergent Medical Partners, Foundation Capital, GRP Partners, Highland Capital, Iconiq Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sigma West, Spark Capital, Summit Partners, Trident Capital, True Ventures, Walden International and 3i Group.

Representative Matters

Public Offerings
  • Twitter in its $2.1 billion initial public offering
  • Altera in offerings of an aggregate of $1.5 billion of senior notes
  • Twilio in its initial public offering
  • Trulia in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering
  • Trulia in its convertible notes offering under Rule 144A
  • Gigamon in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering
  • Qualys in its initial public offering
  • Infosys in its $1.6 billion sponsored secondary ADS offering
  • Infosys in its $1.1 billion sponsored secondary ADS offering
  • Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and BofA Merrill Lynch in the $840 million initial public offering of Fitbit
  • Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays and Citi in the $567 million follow-on offering of Fitbit
  • J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch in the initial public offering of Penumbra
  • Credit Suisse, Barclays and J.P. Morgan in a follow-on offering for Paycom Software
  • Barclays in multiple follow-on offerings for Paycom Software
  • Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in the initial public offering and follow-on public offering of Infoblox
  • J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering of Imperva
  • J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering of Model N
  • BofA Merrill Lynch in the initial public offering of Meru Networks
  • J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of ShoreTel  
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Trulia in its acquisition by Zillow
  • Trulia in its acquisition of Market Leader
  • GoDaddy in the strategic investment by a private equity group led by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts and Silver Lake Partners
  • McAfee in its acquisition by Intel
  • McAfee in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Secure Computing, MX Logic, Solidcore Systems and Reconnex
  • Harmonic in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Scopus, Omneon, Entone and Rhozet
  • Check Point in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisition of assets from Nokia and its acquisition of Liquid Machines
  • NetSuite in its acquisitions of OpenAir and QuickArrow 
  • Merchant e-Solutions in its acquisition by Cielo
  • Infinity Associates in its acquisition of Haggar



Columbia Law School
(Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; John Olin Fellow)
Columbia University, International Affairs
University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science



New York
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