Brian McDaniel is a partner in Goodwin's Technology Companies group and a member of its Private Investment Funds practice. He specializes in the formation and operation of private equity and venture capital funds that are focused on investing in China, India and other Asian countries. His practice integrates multiple areas of law and jurisdictions, including partnership law, U.S. securities laws, and international tax and fund structures. Recognized by Chambers Global 2015 for his investment fund work, Mr. McDaniel is resident in the firm's Hong Kong office.

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Mr. McDaniel’s recent representations include:

  • Axiom Asia in connection with investments in other Asian private funds
  • Capital Today China in the formation and operations of China-focused growth equity funds
  • CX Partners in the formation of an India-focused debt fund
  • IPV Capital in the formation and operations of China-focused venture capital funds
  • Mayfield Fund in the formation and operation of India-focused venture capital funds
  • Nexus Ventures in the formation and operation of India-focused venture capital funds
  • Quilvest in connection with investments in other Asian funds
  • Sequoia Capital China and Sequoia Capital India in the formation, operations and special projects associated with China- and India-focused venture capital and growth funds

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. McDaniel was with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Before practicing law, he worked with mission controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center.


Mr. McDaniel was recognized in Chambers Global 2015 as a Leading Lawyer for Business in Corporate/M&A - India (Experts Based Abroad) and in Investment Funds (International Firms) - China (Foreign Experts).

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J.D., 1998
Harvard Law School

(cum laude)

B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, 1994
Texas A&M University

(magna cum laude)



Hong Kong SAR
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