Ken Gordon is co-chair of the firm’s Technology practice. He has more than 25 years of experience representing privately held and publicly traded companies (domestic and foreign), investment banks and venture capital firms. Mr. Gordon concentrates his practice in the areas of general corporate representation, corporate finance and acquisitions.

Prior to becoming co-chair of the Technology  practice, Mr. Gordon held various other positions with the firm, most recently as National Hiring Partner. Mr. Gordon enjoys cycling and running and is an enthusiastic supporter of Boston sports teams. Mr. Gordon ran the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of a team which raised over $800,000 for the survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

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Mr. Gordon advises a variety of high-growth technology clients across a broad range of industries, including enterprise software, healthcare IT, fintech, security, ad tech, IT services, e-commerce and clean tech. Mr. Gordon works with these clients in connection with various corporate, strategic and securities transactions, including private placements and mergers and acquisitions, as well as general business matters.

Mr. Gordon’s corporate finance practice includes extensive experience with both private and public offerings. He has represented companies as well as venture capitalists and investment banks in over 500 completed financings.

Representative Matters



Venture Financings
  • Recently completed venture financings on behalf of his corporate clients include investments in:
  • Adelphic by Matrix Partners and Google Ventures
  • Apperian by Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins and North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Carbon Black by Atlas Ventures, Highland Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital and .406 Ventures
  • Evariant by McKesson Ventures and Salesforce Ventures
  • Gemvara by Canaan Partners, Balderton Capital, Highland Capital Partners and Norwest Venture Partners
  • Freshly by Highland Capital Insight Ventures and Nestlé 
  • MarkForged by Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners
  • PlumChoice Inc. by M/C Venture Partners and Edison Ventures
  • SessionM by Highland Capital Partners, Charles River Ventures and Kleiner Perkins
  • Sea Machines by Accomplice
  • Mr. Gordon has also represented many venture capitalists in making their investments, including most recently North Bridge Venture Partners, Highland Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners and GrandBanks Capital.
Public Offerings
  • Mr. Gordon represents issuers as well as investment banking firms in a wide variety of public and quasi-public offerings, including IPOs, convertible debt transactions and PIPE transactions. His recent IPO work includes representing:
  • Underwriters in SailPoint’s IPO
  • Underwriters in Switch’s IPO
  • Underwriters in Amber Road’s IPO
  • Underwriters in Covisint’s IPO
  • Underwriters in SPS Commerce’s IPO
  • Underwriters in Everbridge’s IPO
  • Carbon Black in its IPO
  • Dynatrace in its IPO
  • Fleetmatics in its IPO
  • Imprivata in its IPO
  • in its IPO
  • Investment banks that he has represented include Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Stifel Nicolaus, and Weisel.
  • Other companies that Mr. Gordon has represented in public offerings include DealerTrack Holdings, Lumenpulse Lighting, Lionbridge Technologies, Lycos, Sipex Corporation and Precise Software Solutions.
Mergers and Acquisitions

Mr. Gordon’s M&A experience includes representing:

Buy side representation:

  • Bit9 in its acquisitions of Carbon Black and Confer
  • Cimpress (NASDAQ: CMPR), formerly Vistaprint, in its acquisition of Webs
  • Fleetmatics (NYSE: FLTX) in its acquisitions of Australia-based Connect2Field and Italy-based Routist
  • Imprivata in its acquisition of HT Systems and certain assets of Caradigm, a GE company
  • Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX) in its acquisition of Mubai, India-based Mentorix
  • PlumChoice in its acquisitions of Everon and Tific AB
  • SessionM in its acquisition of Loyal Tree

Sell side representation:

  • 7Park Data in its sale to Vista Equity Partners
  • Apperian in its sale to Arxan Technologies
  • Adelphic in its sale to Time
  • Carbon Black in its sale to VMWare
  • eCopy in its sale to Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN)
  • Fleetmatics in its sale to Verizon
  • Gemvara in its sale to Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) subsidiary
  • Imprivata in its sale to Thoma Bravo
  • Innov-X in its sale to Olympus
  • NetCracker Technology Corporation in its sale to NEC Corporation
  • P&H Solutions in its sale to ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW)
  • SessionM in its sale to MasterCard
  • SimpliSafe in its sale to Hellman & Friedman
  • Qvidian in its sale to Upland Software (NASDAQ: UPLD)
  • xkoto in its sale to Teradata (NYSE: TDC)
  • He has also completed numerous other acquisitions for clients, including Imprivata, Lycos and
Professional Activities

Mr. Gordon is involved in various pro bono matters, including working with THINKmd, Year Up and Project Citizenship.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2005, Mr. Gordon was a partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston, where he was a member of the Business Practice Group and the Canadian initiative. Before that, he was an accountant for KPMG in Hartford and Boston.


Mr. Gordon has been recognized on multiple occasions as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” as published in Boston magazine. He has also been selected on multiple occasions for inclusion in U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

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J.D., 1991
Boston University School of Law

(cum laude)

B.S., 1985
Lehigh University



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