William Davisson is a partner in the firm's Technology Companies and Life Sciences Group. He joined Goodwin as a founding partner of the Silicon Valley office in 2007. From 2007 through 2010, he served as Hiring Partner for the Silicon Valley office.




Mr. Davisson represents public and private companies and private equity firms in merger and acquisition transactions. He also represents companies and investors in financing transactions. In addition, Mr. Davisson serves as regular outside corporate and securities counsel for a number of public and private companies. Representative company clients include Alarm Capital, Avetta, Bailey 44, Bar Method, Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers, BrightSign, Crossover Health, Datacor, Infutor, iCardiac Technologies, Luka, Medgate, MPI Programmatics, Novome Biotechnologies, PEC Safety, Physicians Care Alliance, Piper, RiverMend Health, The Learning Experience, The Retail Equation, and WineAccess. Representative investor clients include Apoletto, Delphi Ventures, Digital Sky Technologies, Highland Capital Partners, Mayfield Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Start Fund and Whitefish Frontiers.

Professional Activities

Mr. Davisson is a member of the California Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Davisson was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins LLP.


Mr. Davisson has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.





J.D., 1995
New York University School of Law
A.B., 1992
University of California, Berkeley



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