Nathan Wenk is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Intellectual Property Transactions and Strategies practice. He represents public and private companies in all stages of maturity in the technology and life sciences industries, both in the United States and internationally. His experience encompasses venture capital financings; intellectual property and licensing transactions; and due diligence and other intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions, and venture capital and private equity transactions. Mr. Wenk also volunteers his time assisting the California Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization that provides pro bono legal services to individuals who maintain their factual innocence in relation to crime for which they have been convicted, and Project Citizenship, a nonprofit helping permanent residents in Massachusetts overcome barriers to U.S. citizenship. He joined Goodwin in 2018.

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Mr. Wenk is a member of the Boston Bar Association.

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Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Wenk was an associate in the Palo Alto and Boston offices of Sidley Austin LLP, where he counseled clients on a range of technology and IP matters, primarily in the context of mergers and acquisitions, licensing, litigation settlement, development, distribution, and manufacturing transactions. He worked with companies in a broad range of industries including technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and financial services.


Mr. Wenk has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch for his work in Technology Law 2022. 

Mr. Wenk was named to The Best Lawyers in America 2021: Ones to Watch.

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J.D., 2012
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
(cum laude)
M.B.A., 2012
Sungkyunkwan University
B.S.M.E., 2008
Portland State University
(magna cum laude)



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


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