Anthony McCusker is partner and co-chair of the firm’s Technology practice. He specializes in all areas of corporate, securities and partnership laws, with a primary focus on advising emerging-growth technology companies. He is a key contributor to Goodwin's Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. He joined Goodwin in 2010.

Cited by Chambers USA for his corporate M&A expertise in both the Venture Capital and Northern California categories, Mr. McCusker is, according to the guide, “absolutely a player in the emerging companies market," and a “smart, practical guy” with “really good relationships around the Valley.”

Areas of Practice
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Mr. McCusker's representation of companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, public offerings, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. He also works with venture capitalists, private equity investors and investment banks involved in private and public stock offerings.

Representative Matters



Venture Financings
  • Slack Technologies, an enterprise collaboration software provider, in its $200 million Series F financing
  • Rubrik, a data management company, in its $180 million Series D financing
  • Twilio, a cloud communications platform-as-a-service company, in its $130 million Series E financing
  • Okta, a cloud service management platform, in its $75 million Series F financing
  • reddit, an online community, in its $50 million Series B financing
  • Qualtrics, an online survey software company, in its $150 million financing
  • Pond5, an online marketplace for multimedia content, in its $61 million Series A financing
  • Atlassian, a leading provider of collaboration software, in a secondary offering of $150 million
  • Sequoia Capital in the $127 million Series C financing of DoorDash
  • TuneIn, an online service for listening to radio, in its $25 million financing
  • Andreessen Horowitz in the $60 million financing of ride-sharing app Lyft
  • Shasta Ventures in the $15 million Series A financing of, a platform for players to record, replay and relive their games
  • RichRelevance, provider of an omnichannel personalization platform, in its $20 million Series F financing
  • Blue Jeans Network, provider of cloud video conferencing services, in its $76 million Series E financing
  • Patreon, a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid, in its $30 million Series B financing
  • Waterline Data, provider of big data software, in its $16 million Series B financing
  • HighGround, developer of a leading employee engagement platform, in its $7.6 million Series A financing
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Qualtrics in its announced sale to SAP
  • Twilio in its announced acquisition of SendGrid
  • Accompany, developer of an AI-driven relationship intelligence platform, in its $270 million sale to Cisco
  • Okta in its acquisition of Stormpath
  • OrderAhead, a dining pickup website and app, in its sale to Square
  • Eventbrite, a self-service ticketing platform, in its acquisition of Ticketscript
  • Atlassian in its acquisition of Trello
  • Chariot, a commuter shuttle service, in its sale to Ford
  • Xoom Corporation, a digital money transfer company, in its sale to PayPal
  • TellApart, an adtech company, in its sale to Twitter
  • WaveMarket (Location Labs), a mobile location platforms and services software company, in its sale to AVG Technologies
  • Perzo, an instant messaging software company, in its sale to a consortium of financial services firms led by Goldman Sachs
  • Citrus Lane, a social commerce platform for moms, in its sale to
  • RiseSmart, an outplacement provider, in its sale to Randstad Holding
  • Xoom Corporation in its acquisition of Blue Kite
  • Flurry, a leader in mobile analytics, in its sale to Yahoo
  • The Washington Post Company on the sale of The Washington Post newspaper and related publication assets to founder and CEO Jeffrey Bezos and his private investment firm, Nash Holdings
  • Sold numerous companies to acquirors, including AT&T, EMC, Google, IBM, Oracle, Twitter and Yahoo!
Public Offerings
  • Twilio in its $280 million follow-on offering
  • Twilio, Atlassian, Imperva, Opower, Xoom Corporation, Zendesk and Eventbrite in their initial public offerings
  • Underwriters in the initial public offerings of Snap, Talend, Gigamon, Trulia, Marketo and Five9
  • Xoom Corporation in its $134.3 million follow-on offering
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. McCusker was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson Dettmer.


Mr. McCusker has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, U.S. News-Best Lawyers and The Legal 500 United States for his work in the venture capital and technology transactions areas.

In 2013, Mr. McCusker was featured in the Daily Journal as one of its “Top 100 Lawyers” in California; the publication has also selected Mr. McCusker as one of its “10 Emerging Law Firm Leaders in California” and one of its “Top Emerging Companies Lawyers.”

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J.D., 1995
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., 1992
University of California, Berkeley



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