Justin Smith is a partner in the firm’s Business Law department and member of its Technology M&A practice. Justin advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, venture finance, and corporate governance with an emphasis in the semiconductor, e-commerce, blockchain, cybersecurity, marketing tech, and life sciences industries. His cross-border M&A experience includes transactions involving China, Japan, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and Germany. He also has significant experience in internet governance and complex commercial arrangements.
Notable transactions include:
- Uniswap’s acquisition of Genie
- Deliverr’s sale to Shopify for $2.1 billion
- Innovium’s sale to Marvell Technology for $1.1 billion
- Synaptics’ acquisition of DSP Group
- Linear Technology’s sale to Analog Devices for $14.3 billion*
- Oclaro’s sale to Lumentum for $1.8 billion*
- Cylance’s sale to Blackberry for $1.4 billion*
- TDK’s acquisition of InvenSense for $1.3 billion*
- Ambry Genetics’ sale to Konica Minolta for $1.0 billion*
- BioMarin’s acquisition of Prosensa for $680 million*
- A leading pleasure and leisure lifestyle company in connection with its merger with a special purpose acquisition company and related Nasdaq listing and PIPE financing*
- A leading worldwide developer and supplier of custom-designed human interface semiconductor product solutions in connection with its $139 million divestiture of its Asia-based mobile touch controller and digital display integration product line to a private investment firm*
*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Justin was most recently an attorney at Jones Day.
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Recognition & Awards
Justin has been recognized by Super Lawyers in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 as a mergers and acquisitions "Rising Star" for Southern California.
Co-Author, JAG: Maintaining the Front Lines of Justice, Lawyers in your Living Room! Law on Television, Michael Asimow, ed., ABA Publishing, 2009