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Anthony McCusker

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Goodwin

Position

Partner Chair, Technology Companies Practice

Career

Anthony McCusker, a partner in and chair of Goodwin Procter’s Technology Companies Practice, specializes in all areas of corporate, securities and partnership laws, with a primary focus on advising emerging-growth technology companies. He is a key contributor to the Goodwin Procter Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2010.

Education

J.D., 1995 University of California Hastings College of the Law B.A., 1992 University of California Berkeley


United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Goodwin garners a high volume of deals within the technology, financial services and life sciences sectors, and it also has a prominent track record in REIT-related work. Although traditionally skewed towards issuer clients, the practice has dramatically increased its profile on the manager side recently, as evidenced by its advice to the Morgan Stanley-led underwriting syndicate on Snap’s headline $3.9bn IPO - Silicon Valley partners Richard Kline and Anthony McCusker led that work. The same team also advised the underwriters on MuleSoft’s $221m IPO and the issuer on Okta’s $187m IPO. In a major REIT headline, Boston-based partners Gilbert Menna and Scott Chase assisted the underwriters with Invitation Homes’ $1.8bn IPO, which was notably the second-largest REIT IPO in history. Boston-based Ettore Santucci heads the group. In April 2018, Kristopher Brown joined in New York from Dechert LLP.

Goodwin garners a high volume of deals within the technology, financial services and life sciences sectors, and it also has a prominent track record in REIT-related work. Although traditionally skewed towards issuer clients, the practice has dramatically increased its profile on the manager side recently, as evidenced by its advice to the Morgan Stanley-led underwriting syndicate on Snap’s headline $3.9bn IPO - Silicon Valley partners Richard Kline and Anthony McCusker led that work. The same team also advised the underwriters on MuleSoft’s $221m IPO and the issuer on Okta’s $187m IPO. In a major REIT headline, Boston-based partners Gilbert Menna and Scott Chase assisted the underwriters with Invitation Homes’ $1.8bn IPO, which was notably the second-largest REIT IPO in history. Boston-based Ettore Santucci heads the group. In April 2018, Kristopher Brown joined in New York from Dechert LLP.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Goodwin handles shareholder activism matters for existing management. Joseph Johnson in Boston is a key contact - he advised Cognizant Technology Solutions on a co-operation agreement with Elliot Management. Anthony McCusker in Menlo Park handles third-party tender offer defense campaigns.

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Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

Goodwin is an established leader in Boston, but has also achieved considerable success in the Bay Area, where Anthony McCusker, Jonathan Axelrad, Richard Kline and Caine Moss are among the leading names. New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles are also key centers of strength for the practice. The firm earns accolades for its work in the life sciences sector and is a growing force in tech. It advised Qualtrics International, the experience management software company, on its $180m financing led by Insight Venture Partners and Accel Partners. It also represented Cybereason in a $100m investment from SoftBank and advised WePay on its sale to JPMorgan Chase. Boston-based Bill Schnoor and John Egan are co-chairs of the technology practice, while Mitchell Bloom and Kingsley Taft are co-chairs of the life sciences team.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Goodwin has extensive experience structuring domestic and cross-border commercial transactions involving technology and IP assets. The practice’s scope of work includes standalone technology transfer transactions and other strategic technology transactions arising from private equity and venture capital investments, public offerings and private financing, as well as M&A deals, joint ventures and strategic alliances. The team acted for Trooly, a background-check start-up, in its sale to Airbnb; and assisted Sencha, which develops and licenses software frameworks and tools, with its sale to Idera. Equity capital market highlights included advising the underwriting syndicate on the $3.9bn IPO of camera company Snap, the creator of the Snapchat app; and acting for JP Morgan Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co and Morgan Stanley & Co as lead book-running managers in the IPO of global hotel search platform trivago, which raised approximately $330m. John Egan, William Schnoor, Stuart Cable and Stephen Charkoudian are notable Boston contacts; and in Silicon Valley, Lawrence Chu, who leads the firm’s West Coast technology M&A practice, Michael Russell, Anthony McCusker and William Growney Jr are also highly rated. Andrew Goodman in New York and Jason Breen in Los Angeles are other names to note.

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