David Ajalat

David Ajalat

PartnerCo-Chair, Fintech
David Ajalat
Santa Monica
+1 424 436 3081

David Ajalat is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology practice and Co-Chair of its Fintech practice, where he represents startups, growth companies, venture capitalists and growth investors. David guides companies throughout their lifecycle, from formation and financings through exit planning. He has led hundreds of financing and M&A transactions for companies in a wide variety of industries, including technology, digital media, life sciences, fintech, proptech, crypto and web3, software, consumer products, and entertainment, sports, and media. He regularly advises companies on: company formation and structuring, general corporate counseling, corporate governance, capital raising, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and compliance. David also represents venture capital and private equity firms, as well as strategic acquirers in connection with their investments and M&A transactions.


David's recent company clients include:

  • Arkham Intelligence
  • Bluebook Cities
  • Ctrl IQ
  • Enigma Labs
  • Hyperloop One
  • MNTN
  • Ninja One
  • Poplar Homes
  • Pray
  • Unblocked

David’s recent venture capital and investment fund clients include:

  • ARCH Venture Partners
  • 3L Capital
  • 8VC
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Blue Bear Capital
  • Bonfire Ventures
  • Lux Capital
  • Signia Ventures
  • Upfront Ventures
  • Wilshire Lane Capital

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, David was a partner with Latham & Watkins. Previously, he worked with two other leading law firms in Santa Monica and San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

Professional Activities

David has taught courses on venture capital as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.




University of Southern California Law School

(Order of the Coif)


Loyola Marymount University

(cum laude)



  • California

Recognition & Awards

David was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2020 and 2021.