Monica Patel

Monica Patel

Monica Patel
Silicon Valley
+1 650 752 3292

Monica Patel is a partner in the firm’s ERISA & Executive Compensation practice. Ms. Patel advises a wide variety of clients, including both public and private companies, on employee benefit and compensation issues, as well as tax and securities law issues, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings, initial public offerings and other corporate transactions. In addition, she represents employers and executives in the negotiation, design and implementation of employment, severance and change in control arrangements, deferred compensation plans, and equity and other incentive compensation plans and arrangements. She joined Goodwin in 2014.

Representative Matters

  • Advising companies, such as Eventbrite, Marqeta, Okta, Poshmark, Phreesia, Slack, ThredUp, and Zendesk, and advising investment banks in the initial public offering of Lyft and Snap, on executive compensation disclosure requirements

  • in its $3.2 billion acquisition by Twilio
  • BlueJeans Network in connection with its acquisition by Verizon
  • Lyft in numerous acquisition transactions
  • Okta in numerous acquisition transactions
  • PillPack in its sale to
  • Merchants Bancshares in its sale to Community Bank System
  • Tier Reit and its merger with Cousins Properties
  • Semantic Machines in its sale to Microsoft Corporation
  • Xoom in its $890 million sale
  • in its $1.5 billion sale to LinkedIn
  • Trulia in its $3.5 billion sale to Zillow
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals in its $3.2 billion acquisition of Auspex Pharmaceuticals
  • Trooly in its sale to AirBnb
  • Nexmo, Inc. in its sale to Vonage Holdings Corp.

  • Public companies: Phreesia, Poshmark, Slack, ThredUp, Marqeta, and Zendesk
  • Private companies: Collabera, Exabeam, Grammarly, Harness, and Scopely




University of Minnesota Law School

(magna cum laude)


University of California, Berkeley



  • California

Recognition & Awards

Ms. Patel is recommended for Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional by The Legal 500 United States. While attending law school, Ms. Patel was a managing editor for the Minnesota Law Review.