Dane Patterson, a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology & Life Sciences group, specializes in all areas of corporate and securities laws, with a primary focus on advising emerging-growth technology companies. Mr. Patterson joined Goodwin in 2014.

In recognition of his work, Mr. Patterson has been selected as a leading attorney in his field by Super Lawyers, which has named him a “Rising Star” of Northern California.

While in law school, Mr. Patterson received CALI Awards in Venture Capital, Business Associations, Commercial Contract Writing, Federal Income Tax and Criminal Law. Mr. Patterson was an editor of the Hastings Law Journal and was elected as a member of the Thurston Society.

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Mr. Patterson’s representation of companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, corporate governance, SEC compliance and public company representation.

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Venture Financings
  • Represents numerous private technology companies and venture capital firms in private financing rounds
  • Private company clients currently include: Airbyte, Alt Platform, ClickHouse, Clubhouse, Dremio, Eightfold.ai, Harness, Level Home, Locket Labs, Pocket Gems, Popshop, Proxy, PsiQuantum, Safe Security, Smartcar, ThirdLove, Traceable and Workato.  Previously worked with: Affirm, Twilio, Okta and Rocket Lab prior to their public offerings.
  • Venture capital clients have included: a16z, Accel, August Capital, Bedrock Capital, Benchmark, Coatue, Energize Ventures, Founders Circle Capital, Lightspeed, Polaris Partners, Redpoint, Storm Ventures and SVB Capital
Capital Markets
  • Health Catalyst in its initial public offering and convertible notes offering
  • J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of Lyft, Inc.
  • Okta in its initial public offering and convertible notes offering
  • Twilio in its initial public offering, follow-on offering and convertible notes offering
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Index in its sale to Stripe
  • OrderAhead in its sale to Square
  • Pixate in its sale to Google
  • Opower in its $532 million sale to Oracle
  • NetSuite in its $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software

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JD, 2014
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
(magna cum laude)
BS, Business Administration, 2008
San Diego State University
(cum laude)



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