Mike Russell, a partner in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences Groups, practices corporate and securities law with a principal focus on M&A. He has extensive transactional experience, including mergers, asset and stock sales, joint ventures, public equity and debt offerings, tender and exchange offers, corporate restructurings and venture capital financings. He also regularly advises companies on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance responsibilities, SEC disclosure obligations, and stock market listing and compliance requirements.




Mr. Russell’s M&A-related work includes representing:

  • AdLast (URX) in an acqui-hire transaction with Pinterest
  • Affirm in its acquisition of Sweep
  • Applied Materials in its $1.75 billion senior notes offering to fund its acquisition of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates*
  • Applied MicroStructures in its acquisition by SPTS Technologies, a subsidiary of Orbotech
  • BioLucid in its acquisition by Sharecare
  • CDK in its acquisition of AVRS*
  • Chariot in its acquisition by Ford Smart Mobility
  • Cloud9 IDE in its sale to Amazon
  • Consortia of investors in the following transactions involving portfolio companies:
    • AppDynamics in its acquisition by Cisco
    • Quip in its acquisition by Salesforce
    • ScoutIt in its acquisition by Market Track
    • Verbify in its acquisition by Snap
    • Zenly in its $200 million acquisition by Snap
  • DogVacay in its acquisition by A Place for Rover
  • Francisco Partners in its $420 million acquisition of Metrologic Instruments*
  • Guidewire in its $275 million acquisition of Cyence
  • The Go Daddy Group in its $2.25 billion acquisition by K.K.R., Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures*
  • HealthDataInsights in its $400 million acquisition by HMS Holdings*
  • Los Gatos Research in its sale to ABB*
  • Informatica in its acquisition of StrikeIron*
  • Marlin Equity Partners in:
    • its $160 million acquisition of three business units from Compuware*
    • the sale of its portfolio company Emptoris to IBM*
  • Mentor Corporation in the $463 million sale of its Surgical Urology and Clinical and Consumer Healthcare business segments to Coloplast*
  • Micron Technology in:
    • its $2.5 billion acquisition of Elpida Memory, Inc. out of bankruptcy*
    • the $40 million sale of its wafer manufacturing facility in Japan to Tower Semiconductor Ltd.*
    • the sale of its wafer manufacturing facility in Israel to Intel*
    • its $1.3 billion acquisition of Numonyx from Intel Corporation, ST Microelectronics B.V. and Francisco Partners*
    • its $400 million acquisition of shares of Inotera Memories, a Taiwanese joint venture, from Qimonda AG*
    • its NT$31.5 billion equity private placement to fund its acquisition of the remaining shares of Inotera Memories*
  • The Nasdaq Stock Market in its acquisition of PrimeZone Media*
  • Qualtrics in its acquisition of Statwing
  • Soha Systems in its acquisition by Akamai
  • Strategic Data Corporation in its acquisition by Fox Interactive Media*
  • TiVo in:
    • its $135 million acquisition of Digitalsmiths Corporation*
    • its $19 million acquisition of TRA Global*
    • its acquisition of the ZincTV business from ZeeVee*
  • Twitter in
    • its acquisition of Afterlive.TV*
    • its acquisition of Apps & Zerts*
    • its acquisition of Bounty Labs (Periscope)*
    • its acquisition of Cardspring*
    • its acquisition of Gnip*
    • its acquisition of Madbits*
    • its acquisition of Namo Media*
    • its acquisition of The Niche Project*
    • its acquisition of TellApart*
    • its acquisition of Whetlab*
  • World Wide Packets in its $285 million acquisition by Ciena Corporation*
  • Woodward in its joint venture with General Electric for fuel systems for large commercial aircraft jet engines*
  • Zoomer in an asset sale to EatStreet
  • Zoomer in an acqui-hire transaction with Grubhub

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Russell was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practiced corporate and securities law and served on its hiring and member nominating committees. Previously, he worked as a deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office.

Mr. Russell also serves as an Affiliate Attorney for the University of Michigan Law School's Entrepreneurial Clinic.

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J.D., 1993
University of Michigan Law School
B.A., Political Science, 1990
University of Michigan
(With Distinction)





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