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. Tevia primarily represents public companies in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings, corporate governance, and securities law compliance.


Tevia’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

  • TCR2 in its pending cross-border sale to Adaptimmune
  • Concert Pharmaceuticals in its sale to Sun Pharma for $576 million in upfront cash plus contingent value rights (CVRs)
  • Forma Therapeutics in its $1.1 billion sale to Novo Nordisk
  • 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 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
  • VBL Therapeutics in its pending “reverse” merger with Notable Labs
  • 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
  • Zafgenin 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

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




Boston College Law School


Princeton University



  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Recognition & Awards

Tevia was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch for Mergers and Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Technology Law (2023), and was named to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list for 2021.

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

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