Daniel Lang, a partner in Goodwin’s Technology Companies & Life Sciences group, has extensive experience advising emerging growth companies and investors at all stages of the life cycle. His practice includes start-up formations; seed, venture capital and growth equity financings; mergers and acquisitions; IPOs and other capital markets transactions; securities law compliance; corporate governance; and general corporate representation and counseling. Mr. Lang represents both private and public companies and investors in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, retail and consumer products, media and entertainment, consumer and enterprise software, AI, Adtech, Fintech, Insurtech, Proptech, Medtech, digital health, wellness, cannabis, healthcare, biotechnology and diagnostics.





Mr. Lang’s representative clients include private companies: Glossier, Thrive Global, arfa, Paperless Post, Pond5, Avvir, Prevu, Celtra, Botanisol Analytics, Coderbyte, Grassdoor, Revivn, Noteworth, Streetlinx, Megaphone TV, Proclivity Media, Kiwiforgmail, Codiak BioSciences, Hibercell, PhyNet Dermatology, TARA Biosystems, EpicentRx, Citus Health and Linkwell Health; public companies: Foundation Medicine, Chiasma and Allena Pharmaceuticals; and investment funds: Glasswing Ventures, Vivo Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Macquarie Capital, Urgent VC, InterWest Partners and Hermed Capital.

Representative Matters



Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Hibercell in its acquisition of Biothera Pharmaceuticals’ Imprime PGG program 
  • Thrive Global in its acquisition of ZP Group and partnership with Walmart 
  • Thrive Global in its acquisition of Boundless Mind
  • Syntimmune in its acquisition by Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Aspire Health in its acquisition by Anthem
  • Orchard Platform in its acquisition by Kabbage
  • Glossier in its acquisition of Dynamo E-Media 
  • Thar Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Grünenthal
  • Songza in its acquisition by Google
  • M5 Networks in its acquisition by ShorTel
  • XGraph in its acquisition by Add This (formerly Clearspring)
  • Fidelis Security Systems in its acquisition by General Dynamics
  • Nomi Technologies in its acquisition by Brickstream
  • Tagman in its acquisition by Ensighten
  • EveryScreen Media in its acquisition by Media6Degrees
  • Fairhaven Capital in the acquisition of its portfolio company, CrowdTwist, by Oracle
Public Company Transactions
  • Foundation Medicine in its (i) $120 million initial public offering, (ii) collaboration and equity transaction with Roche, with total value in excess of $1 billion and (iii) sale of the remaining minority interest to Roche for $2.4 billion
  • Ocera Therapeutics in its (i) acquisition by Mallickrodt for up to $117 million in upfront cash and contingent (CVR) consideration, (ii) $28 million PIPE financing, (iii) $25 million public offering and (iv) $25 million “at the market” offering facility
  • Allena Pharmaceuticals in its $75 million initial public offering
  • Chiasma in its (i) $102 million initial public offering, (ii) $34.5 million follow-on offering, (iii) $55 million follow-on offering and (iv) $70 million follow-on offering
  • The underwriters in (i) the $184 million initial public offering, (ii) a $116 million follow-on offering, (iii) a $230 million follow-on offering, (iv) a $200 million “at the market” offering facility and (v) a $200 million convertible note offering of Intrexon
  • Vivo Capital in investments in BioPharmX, Strongbridge Pharma, Kadmon, MEI Pharma, Sierra Oncology and Selecta BioSciences
  • Intralinks, Tranzyme and Tengion in their initial public offerings
Company-Side Private Financings
  • Glossier in various financings with participation by Institutional Venture Partners, Thrive Capital, Forerunner Ventures and Index Ventures including its $100 million Series D
  • Thrive Global in various financings with participation by JAZZ Venture Partners, IVP, Marc Benioff, Ray Dalio and Kevin Durant
  • afra in its financings by Forerunner, Index, White Star Capital, Thrive, Box Group and others
  • Hubble Contacts in various financings with participation by First Mark Capital, Two River, Wildcat Capital Management, Founders Fund, Greycroft and Colgate
  • Aircall in various financings with participation by Draper Esprit, Next World Capital, Balderton Capital and eFounders
  • Codiak BioSciences in various financings with participation by ARCH Venture Partners, Flagship Pioneering, Fidelity, Alaska Permanent Fund, Alexandria Venture Investments, Qatar Investment Authority, Tavistock Group, Sirona Capital, EcoR1 Capital and Casdin Capital
  • Avvir in its Series Seed financing from investors that included Khosla Ventures, LocalGlobe, MetaProp NYC and Stacked Capital
  • Prevu in its $2 million financing led by Corigin Ventures
  • Celtra in various financings with participation by WPP, Unilever, Grandbanks Capital and Fairhaven Capital
  • Syntimmune in its $50 million financing led by Apple Tree Partners
  • PatientBank in its $2.2 million financing led by General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures with participation by SV Angels, Spectrum 28 and Data Collective
  • Allena Pharmaceuticals in its $53 million financing led by Partner Fund Management, Fidelity and Wellington
  • Precision Biologics in its $50 million financing by NantWorks
  • Orchard Platform in its $30 million financing led by Thrive Capital, Spark Capital and Canaan Partners
  • Linkwell Health in various financings with participation by HLM Venture Partners and Spark Capital
  • Even Financial in its $2.8 million financing led by Canaan Partners and Lerer Hippeau Ventures
  • Pond5 in its $61 million financing by Accel Partners and Stripes Group
  • Paperless Post in its $25 million financing led by August Capital
  • Megaphone TV in its $4.3 million financing led by Softbank Korea
  • Nomi Technologies in its $10 million financing by Accel Partners, First Round Capital, Greycroft and Forerunner Ventures
Investor-Side Private Financings
  • Glasswing Ventures in various private investments, including Plannuh, Narrative, Talla, ZyloTech, Inrupt, ChaosSearch, askfora, Verusen, Elios and Narrative I/O
  • Perceptive Advisors in various private investments, including Dynacure, Athira Pharma and Kindbody
  • InterWest and Orbimed, as lead investors, in a $32 million investment in Avedro
  • Hermed Capital in its investments in Prognos and Spineology
  • Macquarie Capital in various investments and strategic collaborations
Professional Activities

Mr. Lang is a frequent lecturer at the Cardozo Tech Law Start Up Clinic, Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School, Cornell Tech, Food-X and eLab NYC on venture financings and other elements of start-up law.


Mr. Lang was named a New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014-2017. In law school, Mr. Lang was an articles editor of the Cardozo Law Review.

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J.D., 2006
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

(cum laude)

B.A., 2003
Tufts University

(magna cum laude)



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