David Cappillo is a partner in the firm’s Technology group, and co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare practice, with a primary focus on advising high-growth technology and healthcare companies. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and growth equity, and securities laws. Mr. Cappillo is a key contributor to Goodwin's Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community.

Mr. Cappillo has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and has been recognized as a National Law Journal Trailblazer for his Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Mr. Cappillo has also been included in U.S. News - Best Lawyers for his national emerging company and corporate practice.





Mr. Cappillo represents growth companies in the technology and healthcare sectors, including healthcare IT, cybersecurity, digital health, AI, fintech, cloudtech & devops, marketing tech, sports tech, wearables, IoT and clean tech. He counsels his clients on equity fundraising activities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and initial public offerings. Recent clients include: Arxan, Code42, iSee, Panorama Education, PillPack, Plastiq, Reggora, Sesame Care, TrueMotion, Whoop, and Workfront.
Professional Activities

Mr. Cappillo serves as a member and Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Meadowbrook School of Weston, and was on the founding Advisory Board of BUILD Boston, a nonprofit helping high school students succeed in school and life.

He also speaks frequently on M&A and financing matters, and entrepreneurship, and has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School, a Lawyer-in-Residence at HBS’ Rock Center for Entrepreneurship and the Harvard iLab, and a TechStars mentor.


Mr. Cappillo is consistently recognized for his leadership and work with clients in the technology and healthcare sectors and has been included in numerous legal rankings for his expertise. He has received accolades for his work by the following publications:

  • Legal 500 for his work in Healthcare 2022;
  • U.S. News - The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Corporate Law 2022;
  • Chambers USA 2021 and 2022 for his work in Healthcare. His clients have referred to Mr. Cappillo as providing “incredible support working through strategic discussions, negotiating deal terms and managing the diligence process.";
  • Named a Go-To Lawyer for Healthcare/Life Sciences by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; and
  • National Law Journal Trailblazer for his Mergers & Acquisitions practice 2018 and 2019.

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J.D., 1997
University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., 1994
Colgate University

(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)



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