Tevia Pollard

Tevia K. Pollard

Tevia K. Pollard
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Tevia Pollard is a partner in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology and Life Sciences groups. Ms. Pollard primarily represents public companies in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings, corporate governance and securities law compliance.


Ms. Pollard’s notable representations include:

Technology Companies Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Citrix Systems in its go-private transaction valued at $16.5 billion pursuant to which affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, and Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation, an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management L.P., acquired Citrix
  • Slack in its $27.7 billion sale to Salesforce
  • Virtusa in its $2 billion sale to Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. in its $1.2 billion business combination with CompoSecure
  • Mobeewave in its $115 million sale to Apple
  • Control4 in its $680 million sale to SnapAV, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman
  • Twilio in its $3 billion acquisition of SendGrid

Life Sciences Companies Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Checkmate in its $250 million sale to Regeneron
  • MyoKardia in its $13.1 billion sale to Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Xeris in in its cross-border acquisition of Strongbridge Biopharma for stock and contingent value rights (CVRs) valued at $267 million
  • Chiasma in its cross-border sale to Amryt Pharma
  • Centerbridge Partners in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Civitas Solutions
  • Aerpio in its “reverse” merger with Aadi Bioscience, concurrent $155 million PIPE financing, and related CVRs
  • Unum in its simultaneous sign and close “reverse” merger with Kiq Bio (operating as Cogent Biosciences), concurrent $104 million PIPE financing, and related CVRs
  • Zafgen in its “reverse” merger with Chondrial Therapeutics (operating as Larimar Therapeutics)

Capital Markets

  • Wayfair in its $1.5 billion convertible note offering
  • Wayfair in its $535 million convertible note offering
  • Leading investment banks in Knowbe4’s initial public offering on the NYSE


Professional Experience

Ms. Pollard is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.




Boston College Law School

Artium Baccalaureus2012

Princeton University



  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Recognition & Awards

Ms. Pollard was named to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list for 2021.

Upon graduating law school, Ms. Pollard was the recipient of the Richard G. Huber Award for her scholarship and leadership in extra and co-curricular activities.

While attending law school, Ms. Pollard served as the Administrative Editor for the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest.