Nina Ngo

Nina Ngo

Nina Ngo
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6078

Nina Ngo is an associate in Goodwin’s labor and employment group within the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.

She regularly advises clients on the labor and employment aspects of buy-side and sell-side corporate mergers and acquisitions, including issues relating to employee classification, wage and hour compliance, union organizing, works council consultation, and employment-related claims. Her clients span a range of industries, including private equity sponsors, venture capital firms, life science companies, and technology start-ups.

Ms. Ngo also counsels clients of all sizes on employee matters, including on executive employment arrangements, severance agreements, independent contractor agreements, restrictive covenants, employee discipline; sexual harassment and employment discrimination; wage and hour law compliance; employee classification, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, recruiting, employment terminations and layoffs.

She is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and is fluent in Cantonese.


Representative Experience 

  • Advised life sciences investment firm Abingworth LLP in its acquisition by The Carlyle Group.
  • Advised TPG Capital in its investment in McAfee during McAfee’s carveout from Intel.*
  • Advised special purpose acquisition company, Dragoneer Growth Opportunities II, in its business combination with meetings and events technology provider Cvent.*
  • Advised Kohlberg & Co. in its investments in various portfolio companies, including K2-MDV, U.S. Risk, Spinal Elements, and Risk Strategies.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.




University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Bachelor of Arts2008

Yale University



  • California