Emma Mann-Meginniss, an associate in Goodwin’s Technology Companies group, focuses her practice on representing emerging growth companies throughout all phases of their corporate lifecycle. She has extensive experience with corporate formation and governance matters, venture capital financings and M&A transactions. She also represents venture capital funds and strategic investors in transactions from seed through growth stage. Ms. Mann-Meginniss joined Goodwin in 2014 and is a member of the hiring committee.

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Ms. Mann-Meginniss represents leading venture capital firms as well as a wide range of technology and life sciences companies in the software/SaaS, hardware, digital media and internet industries. Her representation of companies spans the corporate lifecycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Venture Capital Finacings
  • Represents numerous private companies in various venture capital financings, including recent representative clients such as Applied Intuition, BitPay, Bowers & Wilkins, Grammarly, Marqeta, and Slack.Deals include:
    • Represented BitPay in its Series B financing led by Aquiline Technology Growth (2018)
    • Represented Slack in its Series H financing led by Dragoneer and General Atlantic (2018)
    • Represented Grammarly in its financing led by General Catalyst, IVP and Spark Capital (2017)
    • Represented Marqeta in various financing transactions
  • Represents venture capital firms including Accel Partners, August Capital, Bain Capital, Kleiner Perkins, SignalFire, Thayer Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, True Ventures, Uncork Capital and Village Global.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Recent representative deals include:

  • Represented Bonsai AI, Inc. in its sale to Microsoft Corporation
  • Represented Luxer One in its sale to ASSA Abloy
  • Represented Spektral in its sale to Apple
  • Represented EVA Automation, Inc. in its acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins, Inc.
  • Represented HoneyBook, Inc. in its acquisition of Wedding Spot, Inc.
  • Represented investor syndicate in sale of Evident.io, Inc. to Palo Alto Networks
  • Represented StrongView Systems in its merger with Selligent
  • Represented Fabrily in its sale to Teespring, Inc.
  • Represented Circle Internet Services in its acquisition of Distiller.io
  • Represented Nexmo, Inc. in its sale to Vonage Holdings corp.
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Mann-Meginniss was an associate in the San Francisco office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where she focused on complex intellectual property and securities litigation. While attending law school, Ms. Mann-Meginniss served as an editor of the California Law Review

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J.D., 2012
University of California, Berkeley
B.A., 2008
Johns Hopkins University





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