Kaitlin Kines

Kaitlin Kines

Kaitlin Kines
Santa Monica
+1 424 252 6408

Kaitlin Kines is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity group. Ms. Kines advises emerging and late-stage companies as well as venture capital, growth equity and private equity investors within the technology sector. She regularly handles a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and strategic collaborations. Ms. Kines provides day-to-day corporate counseling to the portfolio company investments of buyout sponsors. Ms. Kines is also involved with the firm’s Fintech practice and advises both emerging Fintech startups and major financial services firms in connection with consortium transactions. She joined the firm in 2019.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Kines was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York, where she was a member of the M&A and Securities practice group and represented private equity sponsors, publicly traded companies, and privately held companies in connection with a wide range of corporate transactions.


Private Financings

  • Represented Silver Lake as lead investor in $55 million Series F investment in Tealium
  • Represented venture fund in $35 million Series C investment in big data analytics startup
  • Represented venture fund in $5 million Series A investment in banking technology startup
  • Represented venture fund in $4 million Series Seed Preferred investment in cloud cybersecurity startup
  • Represented startup founder in capital raise with TechStars

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Various buyouts and growth equity transactions for Accel-KKR, Accel Partners, Declaration Partners, Hopin Ltd, Avantus Aerospace, and Amplitude, Inc.
  • Represented private equity fund in $900 million take-private of educational and technology learning provider*
  • Represented private equity fund in $521 million take-private of consumer solutions provider*
  • Represented money transmitter backed by a private equity fund in a $450 million sale to a major credit card company*
  • Represented private equity fund in $400 million spin-merger with a global IT services company*

Pro Bono

  • Pro bono representation of low-income New Yorkers through Legal Services of NYC, a nonprofit pro bono organization offering immigration and immigrants' rights assistance.

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Ms. Kines is a member of the American Bar Association, New York Bar Association and New York City Bar Association. Ms. Kines represents Goodwin as a 2021 ACG Rising Star for the Association for Corporate Growth (Los Angeles).




Georgetown University Law Center

(Georgetown Law Journal, Executive Editor)

BAGovernment and Art History2013

Franklin & Marshall College

(magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)



  • New York
  • California


Georgetown University Law Center, panel speaker at the Annual Corporate Law Symposium, “Inside View: Perspectives from Junior Associates.” (February 2018; February 2019).