Dane A. Patterson

Dane A. Patterson

Dane A. Patterson
Silicon Valley
+1 650 752 3174

Dane Patterson, a partner in the firm’s Business Law department and a member of its Technology & Life Sciences group, specializes in all areas of corporate and securities laws, with a primary focus on advising emerging-growth technology companies and venture capital firms. He advises founders, emerging growth companies and venture capital firms on various transactional matters, including company formations, venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and various secondary transactions.

Dane joined Goodwin in 2014 and serves as the Hiring Partner for Goodwin's Silicon Valley office.

In recognition of his work, Dane has been selected as a leading attorney in his field by Super Lawyers, which has named him a “Rising Star” of Northern California.

While in law school, Dane received CALI Awards for the top grade in Venture Capital, Business Associations, Commercial Contract Writing, Federal Income Tax, and Criminal Law. He also served as an editor of the Hastings Law Journal and was elected as a member of the Thurston Society.


Dane’s representation of companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, corporate governance, SEC compliance and public company representation.

Representative Matters

  • Represents numerous private technology companies and venture capital firms in private financing rounds
  • Private company clients currently include: Airbyte, Alt Platform, ClickHouse, Clubhouse, Dremio, Eightfold.ai, Harness, Langchain, Level Home, Levelpath, Locket Labs, MindsDB, OpenAI, Pocket Gems, Proxy, PsiQuantum, Safe Security, Smartcar, SphinxBio, ThirdLove, Traceable, and Workato. Previously worked with: Affirm, Twilio, Okta and Rocket Lab prior to their public offerings
  • Venture capital clients have included: a16z, Accel, August Capital, Bedrock Capital, Benchmark, Coatue, Energize Ventures, Founders Circle Capital, Lightspeed, Polaris Partners, Redpoint, Storm Ventures, SVB Capital and TQ Ventures

  • Health Catalyst in its initial public offering and convertible notes offering
  • J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of Lyft, Inc.
  • Okta in its initial public offering and convertible notes offering
  • Twilio in its initial public offering, follow-on offering and convertible notes offering

  • Safe Security in its acquisition of RiskLens
  • Proxy in its sale to ŌURA
  • Index in its sale to Stripe
  • OrderAhead in its sale to Square
  • Pixate in its sale to Google
  • Opower in its $532 million sale to Oracle
  • NetSuite in its $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software




University of California, Hastings College of the Law

(magna cum laude)

BSBusiness Administration2008

San Diego State University

(cum laude)



  • California