Lucas Sutherland

Lucas Sutherland
New York
+1 212 813 8960

Luke Sutherland is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law department and a member of its Technology and Life Sciences group. Luke represents companies throughout their life cycles. He works with clients on a wide range of matters, including pre-incorporation planning and formation, venture capital and growth equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, secondary transactions, other strategic transactions, and general corporate representation and counseling. He also represents venture capital and private equity funds focusing on technology and life sciences companies. He joined Goodwin in 2021.

Representative Matters

  • Ethyca in its $21 million Series A financing
  • in its $20 million Series A financing
  • Sonrai Security in its $50 million Series C financing
  • Starburst Data in its $250 million Series D financing
  • Represented a wellness brand in its Series B financing
  • Advised numerous private companies in SAFE financing and seed round transactions
  • Represented venture capital firms, including FPE Capital, Hedosophia, Lumira Ventures, Omega Funds, Optum Ventures and Thrive Capital, in venture capital financings
  • Represented multiple companies in their third-party tender offers
  • Represented an investment manager in the reorganization of, and three subsequent preferred equity investments in, one of its portfolio companies, a provider of phishing detection and response solutions*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin

  • Apollo Intelligence in its sale to Frazier Healthcare Partners
  • Lucid Holdings in its $1.1 billion sale to Cint Group AB
  • PointClickCare in its acquisition of Audacious Inquiry
  • Starburst Data in its acquisition of Varada
  • Wellframe in its sale to HealthEdge Software
  • Represented a microfluidics company in sale to a company that designs and develops life science biologics tools 
  • Dunkin' Brands in its $11.3 billion sale to Inspire Brands*
  • Genstar Capital in its sale of Worldwide Facilities to Amwins Group*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Luke was an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston, where he was a member of the Private Capital Transactions group focusing on private equity transactions.

During law school, Luke was a senior editor of the Boston University Law Review, and he worked as a corporate counsel extern at a biopharmaceutical company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also advised MIT and Boston University students seeking legal assistance for their academic and extracurricular activities in Boston University’s Technology Law Clinic.




Boston University School of Law

(summa cum laude)

BAInternational Relations and Spanish

Tufts University

(cum laude)



  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Recognition & Awards

During law school, Luke was recognized as a G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar and a Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar.