Michael Patrone is a partner in the firm’s Public M&A/Corporate Governance practice and a member of its Life Sciences group. Mr. Patrone’s practice focuses on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including representing both domestic and foreign entities, boards of directors, special board committees, private equity sponsors, and investment banks in public and private company transactions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, minority investments, shareholder activism and governance disputes, financial advisory matters, and general corporate matters. Mr. Patrone represents a wide range of clients from a number of industries, including health and life sciences, technology, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, and infrastructure.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2018, Mr. Patrone practiced in the M&A group at Gibson Dunn, and previously practiced in the M&A group at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Mr. Patrone is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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Mr. Patrone has advised on a number of high-profile and cross-border M&A transactions, including:

  • Twilio Inc. in connection with its acquisition of SendGrid, Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3 billion
  • Foundation Medicine, Inc. in connection with its merger with Roche at an enterprise valuation of $5.3 billion
  • PTC Inc. in connection with its strategic partnership with Rockwell Automation, Inc. and securing a $1 billion equity investment
  • Evergreen Coast Capital in connection with its $1.6 billion acquisition of Gigamon Inc.*
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company in connection with the $7 billion spin-off and merger of its Enterprise Services business with Computer Sciences Corporation to form DXC Technology Company*
  • Hologic, Inc. in connection with the sale of its blood screening business for $1.85 billion to Grifols S.A.*
  • Diamond Resorts International, Inc. in connection with its $2.2 billion sale to Apollo Management*
  • Sequential Brands Group, Inc. in connection with its $360 million acquisition of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.*
  • Shire plc in connection with its failed $54.8 billion sale to AbbVie Inc.*
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and Random House in connection with the merger of Random House with Penguin Publishing House*
  • Dalian Wanda Group in connection with its $2.6 billion acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.


During law school, Mr. Patrone served on the executive boards of the Harvard Business Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. 

Mr. Patrone was recognized in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2019: Enabling Business Growth and Transformation deal awards.

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J.D., 2011
Harvard Law School
(cum laude)
M.S., Accounting, 2008
University of Florida

(Beta Alpha Psi)

B.S., Accounting, 2006
University of Florida



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