David Rouse is an associate in Goodwin's Business Law Department, and a member of its Privacy + Cybersecurity and Strategic Technology Transactions + Licensing groups. He focuses his practice on technology, privacy and data security, and intellectual property matters, including the acquisition, management, licensing and commercialization of data and intellectual property; partnering transactions (such as JVs, reseller and OEM arrangements); commercial relationships (such as services, distribution and consulting arrangements); and intellectual property and privacy support for mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, and public offerings.

Mr. Rouse also advises clients on various issues related to privacy and data security, including: the collection, use, storage, commercialization and transfer of data; commercial and partnering relationships (such as development and sharing arrangements); cross-border transfer mechanisms; and U.S. and EU laws and regulations.

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Mr. Rouse’s representative transactions include:

  • DiscoverOrg, in its acquisition of Rain King Software, a sales and marketing intelligence platform.
  • Mercer, in its acquisition of certain assets from PayScale, a compensation intelligence company.  
  • Switch, a global technology infrastructure company, in its IPO.
  • TA Associates, Thoma Bravo and Goldman Sachs in their respective investments in, or purchases of, a variety of technology and other companies.  
  • Various commercial transactions and support for clients such as: Confirm.io, an identification authentication technology company; PillPack, a full service online pharmacy; Session M, a SaaS customer engagement and marketing platform; and Momo Holdings, which operates the popular Momofuku restaurant chain.
Professional Activities

Mr. Rouse is a member of the Boston Bar Association, as well as the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Rouse completed a corporate clerkship with TripAdvisor LLC.

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J.D., 2014
Boston College Law School
B.S., 2010
University of Oregon

(magna cum laude)



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