David Sikes

David Sikes

David Sikes
Silicon Valley
+1 650 752 3341

David Sikes is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology group. David focuses his practice on the representation of technology and life sciences clients. As an active and engaged participant in the Silicon Valley legal community, he has a deep understanding of the legal issues facing cutting-edge companies and their investors and acquirors.

David assists early-stage issuers with formation, governance and financing; counsels venture capital funds and corporate venture capital arms with venture capital financings; represents acquirors and sellers in a variety of M&A transactions; and advises public companies with governance and reporting.

David serves as the co-chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.


David’s representative clients include:

  • Airhouse
  • Autism Speaks
  • CDPQ
  • Cleartax
  • Craft Ventures
  • Inspirna
  • Investment Office of the Regents of the University of California
  • iTrace
  • Measured
  • memQ
  • Nava Ventures
  • Outschool
  • Razorpay
  • Secretome
  • Siren Care
  • Statiq Mobility
  • Ten VC
  • Terumo
  • Zello

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, David was a partner at Jones Day, where he advised clients in venture capital transactions, general corporate representation and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was an associate at Heller Ehrman and Milbank.

Professional Activities

David serves as co-chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, is a member of the board of directors of the Stern Grove Festival Association, and is a member of the drafting committee (convertible notes) for the Angel Capital Association.




University of Michigan

BSBusiness Administration1999

University of California, Berkeley



  • California
  • New York


David is a frequent speaker for WestEd’s Financial Poise.

His other recent speaking engagements include:

  • Speaker, “Effect of COVID-19 on Shareholder Meetings and the Ability to Give Opinions,” American Bar Association, April 15, 2020

David's recent publications include: