John Casnocha is a partner in the firm’s Technology and Life Sciences groups. Mr. Casnocha advises founders, emerging growth companies, and venture capital funds on corporate and transactional matters, including formations, financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Casnocha is a member of the hiring committee for Goodwin’s San Francisco office.

Mr. Casnocha spends his free time chasing after his two young daughters and exploring the outdoors. Mr. Casnocha serves on the Board of Trustees of Lone Mountain Children’s Center.

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Mr. Casnocha’s representation of start-up and late-stage companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, corporate governance and public company representation. He is also a trusted advisor to venture capital funds investing in seed stage through pre-IPO emerging growth companies.

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Venture Capital Financings
  • Representative private company clients include: Clearbit, Deliverr, Doximity, Evolve Vacation Rental, Exabeam, Hello Digit, Miro, Point Digital Finances, Portworx, Poshmark, Premier Lacrosse League, Scopely and TuneIn.
  • Has represented numerous venture capital firms in early stage seed financings through late stage growth equity financings. Such firms include Alkeon Capital, AllianceBernstein, August Capital, Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures, and World Innovation Labs.
Equity Capital Markets
  • Represented Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH) in various equity offerings
  • Represented Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. (NYSE: BETR) in its follow-on public offering
  • Represented Blueprint Medicines, Inc. (NYSE: BPMC) in its follow-on public offering
  • Represented MyoKardia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYOK) in its follow-on public offering
  • Represented Qualtrics International, Inc. in its dual track proposed initial public offering and sale
  • Represented Truck Hero, Inc. in its dual track proposed initial public offering and sale
  • Represented underwriters in the Sonim Technologies Inc. initial public offering
  • Represented underwriters in ForeScout Technologies, Inc.’s initial public offering and follow-on offering
  • Represented underwriters in the Tintri, Inc. initial public offering
Debt Capital Markets
  • Represented NIKE, Inc. in its 2015 note offering for $1.0 billion
  • Represented NIKE, Inc. in its 2016 note offering for $1.5 billion
  • Represented Zendesk, Inc. in its 144A convertible note offerings for $500 million and $1.0 billion
M&A
  • Represented Qualtrics International Inc. in its sale to SAP SE (NYSE: SAP)
  • Represented Xoom, Inc. (Nasdaq: XOOM) in its sale to Paypal, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL)
  • Represented Authy, Inc. in its sale to Twilio, Inc. (NYSE: TWLO)
  • Represented Codenomicon, Inc. in its sale to Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS)
  • Represented BEEcube, Inc. in its sale to NI (Nasdaq: NATI)
  • Represented Quick Left, Inc. in its asset sale to Cognizant, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTSH)
  • Represented Specialty’s Café & Bakery, Inc. in its sale to FEMSA Comercio, S.A. de C.V.
  • Represented Curse, Inc. in its sale to Twitch, Inc.
  • Represented Qualtrics International, Inc. in its acquisition of Statwing, Inc.
  • Represented Amobee, Inc. (SingTel) in its acquisition of assets of Videology, Inc.
  • Represented 1020 Inc. (Placecast) in its sale to Ericsson, Inc.
  • Represented Friendly Finances, Inc. in its sale to Credit Karma, Inc.
  • Represented Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX) in its sale to Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MKN)
  • Represented Trooly, Inc. in its sale to Airbnb, Inc.
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Casnocha was an associate in Latham & Watkins’ San Francisco and London offices. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Casnocha was an English teacher.

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Education

J.D., 2012
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
(with distinction)
B.A., 2006
Amherst College
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