Rick Kline is co-chair of Goodwin’s Capital Markets practice and a partner in its Technology practice. He specializes in all areas of corporate and securities laws with a primary focus on capital markets transactions. Mr. Kline represents a full range of corporate clients on a wide variety of matters, including company formations, venture financings, M&A transactions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance and advising board of directors. He has also represented a number of banks in securities transactions. 

Listed in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Mr. Kline is ranked on the strength of his growing reputation for equity capital markets work, routinely representing both issuers and underwriters. He is described as "phenomenal" and "easy to work with."

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Mr. Kline’s representative public company clients include Atlassian, Control4, Guidewire Software, NetSuite (recently sold to Oracle), Okta, Opower (recently sold to Oracle), The Trade Desk and Twilio.

His representative private company clients include Aera Technology, Avere Systems (recently sold to Microsoft), DNAnexus, Elixir Medical, Kaiam, Pavilion Data Systems, Point Digital Finance, Stockpile and Thumbtack.

Mr. Kline’s transactional experience includes the following representations:

  • Atlassian in its $462 million initial public offering and $1 billion 144A offering
  • Guidewire in its $115 million initial public offering and follow-on offerings of $389 million, $260 million, and $200 million; its $360 million 144A offering; and its acquisition of Cyence
  • Okta in its $200 million initial public offering and $345 million convertible notes offering
  • Twilio in its $550 million 144A offering
  • The Trade Desk in its $225 million follow-on offering
  • NetSuite in its $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software, $185 million initial public offering and $310 million 144A offering
  • Opower in its $116 million initial public offering and $532 million sale to Oracle
  • Xoom in its $101 million initial public offering, $124 million follow-on offering and $890 million sale to PayPal
  • Control4 Corporation in its $74 million initial public offering
  • Hortonworks in its $100 million initial public offering and $80 million follow-on offering
  • BCD Semiconductor in its $63 million initial public offering
  • Ambow Education in its $107 million initial public offering
  • Infinera in its $182 million initial public offering and $110 million follow-on offering
  • Morgan Stanley in the $3.4 billion initial public offering of Snap Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in the $357 million initial public offering of Pluralsight Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in the $500 million 144A offering of New Relic
  • Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in the $400 million 144A offering of RingCentral
  • J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs in the $259 million 144A offering of Five9
  • Goldman Sachs in the $610 million initial public offering of Switch
  • Goldman Sachs in the $221 million initial public offering of Mulesoft, Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in the $287.2 million initial public offering of Trivago
  • Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan in the $175 million initial public offering of Box Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse in the $128 million initial public offering and $189 million follow-on offering of Gigamon
  • Morgan Stanley in the $60 million initial public offering of Tintri
  • J.P. Morgan in the $120 million initial public offering and $113.62 million follow-on offering of Penumbra
  • J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank Securities in the $117 million initial public offering and $200 million 144A offering of Trulia
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Citi, and William Blair & Company in the $94.5 million initial public offering and $93.75 million follow-on offering of Talend S.A.
  • Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse in the $79 million initial public offering of Marketo
  • J.P. Morgan, Barclays and BofA Merrill Lynch in the $70 million initial public offering of Five9
  • BofA Merrill Lynch in the $70 million initial public offering and $117 million follow-on offering of E2Open
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in the $171 million initial public offering and $80 million follow-on offering of Riverbed Technology
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Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Kline was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Previously, he was employed as a CPA at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston.

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Mr. Kline has been selected for inclusion by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2014-2018. From 2013 to 2016, he has been recognized as a national leader by The Legal 500 United States for his work on mergers, acquisitions and buyouts for venture capital and emerging companies.

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J.D., 1999
University of Michigan Law School
B.S.B.A., 1993
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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