Brett Jackson is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology group. Mr. Jackson represents startup and later-stage public and private companies in the software, technology and life sciences industries throughout their life cycle, with a particular focus on mergers, acquisitions, financings, secondary transactions, royalty transactions and other strategic transactions. He also represents venture capital and private equity funds focusing on technology and life sciences companies. He joined Goodwin in 2018.

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Financings/General Corporate Counsel
  • EQRX in its equity financings, including a $500 million Series B financing
  • Starburst Data, an enterprise database software company, as outside general counsel and in its equity financings, including a $250 million Series D financing with Alkeon
  • Current, an online banking and payments company, as outside general counsel and in its equity financings, including its $131 million Series C financing with Tiger Global Management
  • Reggora, an appraisal technology company, as outside general counsel and in its equity financings, including a $30 million Series B financing with Spark Capital
  • OpenExchange, a provider of video and virtual event solutions for financial communications, as outside general counsel and in its equity financings, including a $23 million Series D financing 
  • A robotics company in its $18 million Series B2 financing
  • Tausight in its $20 million Series A financing
  • A global venture capital firm in its $15 million investment in a Canadian biotechnology company
  • Polaris Partners and TenEleven Venture Fund in their investment in Sonrai Security’s Series A financing
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • EQRx in its $1.8 billion business combination with CM Life Sciences III, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)
  • Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (a SPAC) in its business combination with Composecure
  • Virtusa Corporation in its $2 billion sale to Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Related Companies in its strategic partnership with HQO
  • Bend Financial in its sale to Webster Financial Corporation
  • BrandCycle in its sale to StackSocial
  • Benemax in its sale to OneDigital
  • Tervela in its sale of assets to Box
  • Apollo Intelligence Corporation in its acquisition of SurveyHealthcareGlobus
  • eVariant in its sale to Healthgrades
  • Flywheel in its sale to WP Engine
  • Abide Therapeutics in its sale to Lundbeck
  • Cobalt Biomedicine in its sale to Sana Biotechnology
  • OpenExchange in its acquisitions of KnowledgeVision Systems, Veracast Communications and Nucleus195
  • Stockholders of New England Treatment Access in its sale to Surterra Wellness
  • Vensun Pharmaceuticals in its sale to Strides Pharma
  • Ampersand Capital Partners in its acquisition of Pacific Biomarkers
  • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of assets of Club Exploria Resorts*
  • PEN America in its acquisition of PEN USA*
* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.
Royalty-Based Financings
  • Royalty Pharma, a leading investor in pre-approval royalties, in its $827 million acquisition of Ligand’s royalties on sales of Promacta
  • Royalty Pharma in its up to $650 million acquisition of Vertex’s residual royalty interest in its cystic fibrosis treatments owned by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Royalty Pharma in its $450 million acquisition of (i) a partial interest in Biohaven’s royalties on sales of zavegepant and (ii) preferred stock of Biohaven
  • Royalty Pharma in its $650 million acquisition of a partial interest in PTC’s royalties on sales of risdiplam
  • Chiasma in its $75 million royalty financing with HealthCare Royalty Partners
Capital Markets
  • Enfusion in its $367 million initial public offering on NYSE
  • Surface Oncology in SEC compliance matters and in three “at-the-market” offerings totaling $160 million 
  • Plug Power in its $23.5 million registered direct offering
  • Albertsons in its corporate restructuring and its $2.5 billion exchange offer*
  • Cerberus Capital Management in its $27 million public secondary offering of shares of BlueLinx Holdings*
* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Jackson was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York, where he was a member of the M&A and Securities Practice group and represented private investment funds, publicly traded companies, and privately held companies in connection with a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, securities and capital markets transactions, and corporate governance issues.

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J.D., 2016
Fordham University School of Law
(magna cum laude)
M.A., 2013
Trinity College
B.A., 2009
Trinity College



New York
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