Jake Hays is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology and Life Sciences group. His practice focuses on general corporate representation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Mr. Hays counsels emerging growth companies at all stages of maturity, including formation, initial funding, expansion, and exit. He joined Goodwin in 2017.

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Representative Matters



Venture Financings
  • Triplet Therapeutics, Inc. in its $49 million Series A financing 
  • Quentis Therapeutics, Inc. in its $48 million Series A financing
  • Cadent Therapeutics, Inc. in its $40 million Series B financing
  • LeafLink, Inc. in its $35 million Series B financing
  • Digital+ Partners’ $12 million investment in ChartIQ, Inc.’s Series B financing
  • Batu Capital Investments’ $5 million investment in MJ Freeway, LLC’s Series C financing
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $5.2 billion merger with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
  • Kensho Technologies, Inc. in its $550 million acquisition by S&P Global
  • Johnson & Johnson in the sale of its BabyCenter business to Everyday Health Group
  • Plug Power Inc. in its $58 million acquisition of Giner ELX, Inc.
  • Plug Power Inc. in its $65 million acquisition of United Hydrogen Group Inc.
Public Offerings
  • SpringWorks Therapeutics, Inc. in its $186.3 million initial public offering 
  • Cowen and Company and William Blair as underwriters in a $32.5 million follow-on offering for Ovid Therapeutics Inc.
  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. as underwriters in a $15.4 million follow-on public offering for BioLineRx, Inc.
  • Stifel, Nicolaus & Company as underwriters in a $11.5 million follow-on public offering for IRIDEX Corporation
Professional Experience

Prior to and during law school, Mr. Hays served as the Director of the Environmental Health Program at the scientific research institute PSE Healthy Energy (Physicians, Scientists, & Engineers) and as a research associate at Weill Cornell Medicine.


While in law school, Mr. Hays served as the senior articles editor for the Fordham Environmental Law Review, for which he authored Feeling the Noise: Proposed Standards and Alternatives to Wind Energy Nuisance Litigation, 28 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 242 (2017). Mr. Hays was chosen as a Stein Scholar for his efforts in public service and received the Adele Monaco Memorial Award, the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award and the Public Service Student Leadership Award.

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J.D., 2017
Fordham University School of Law
(magna cum laude and Order of the Coif)
M.A., 2011
University of Montana
B.A., 2006
Connecticut College
(cum laude)



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