David Cappillo is a partner in the firm’s Technology Companies Groups, with a primary focus on advising high-growth technology 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.

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Mr. Cappillo represents private and public growth companies in the technology sector, including software-as-a-service, consumer Internet, e-commerce, marketplaces, media, IT services and energy. 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: Code42, Digital Lumens, Everything But The House, PillPack, Workfront, and Spark Capital, Bain Capital Ventures and OpenView Venture Partners. 

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Mr. Cappillo serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Meadowbrook School of Weston and on the Advisory Board of BUILD Boston, a nonprofit helping high school students succeed in school and life. Mr. Cappillo is a member of the Boston Center for Community and Justice Lead Boston Class of 2009.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Cappillo was a senior associate in the Business Practice Group at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP in Boston, and was General Counsel and Director of Business Development at Sockeye Networks, a venture capital backed spin-off of Akamai Technologies.

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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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