William Davisson, Goodwin Procter Partner in the firm's Silicon Valley office, is partner in the firm's Technology Companies and Life Sciences groups

Will Davisson

Will Davisson
Silicon Valley
+1 650 752 3114

Will Davisson is a partner in the firm's Technology Companies and Life Sciences group. He joined Goodwin as a founding partner of the Silicon Valley office in 2007. He served as Hiring Partner for the Silicon Valley office for several years.


Mr. Davisson represents companies and the investors that finance them. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings and company representation. In addition, Mr. Davisson is a leading lawyer in representing search funds.

Representative company clients include American Endovascular Care & Amputation Prevention, Avetta (acquired by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe), Bailey 44, Bar Method, Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers, BrightSign, Cority, Infutor, iCardiac Technologies (acquired by eResearch Technology), Jolyn Clothing Company, Novome Biotechnologies, Onsite Dental, Physicians Care Alliance (acquired by Colgate-Palmolive Company), Rainmaker, RiverMend Health, Target PharmaSolutions, The Learning Experience (acquired by Golden Gate Capital), The Retail Equation (acquired by Appriss), and WineAccess.

Representative investor clients include Digital Sky Technologies, Highland Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Start Fund.

Representative search fund clients include Eagle Ridge Growth Partners/PEC Premier Safety (acquired by Thoma Bravo), Exit Plan Capital/Redline Automotive Merchandising, Monteagle Partners/FusionSite Services, Rushmore Partners/RIA-in-a-Box (acquired by Aquiline), Seabright Fund/Explora Biolabs, Seneca Creek Partners/Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics, Tobacco Road Partners/Carolina Center for Autism Services, and WJT Partners/Datacor.




New York University School of Law

Artium Baccalaureus1992

University of California, Berkeley



  • California

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Davisson is a member of the California Bar Association. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Davisson was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Davisson has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Davisson has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Corporate Law 2023.