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Anthony McCusker

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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: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

With offices in Boston, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles and the Bay Area, Goodwin has a wide-ranging, bicoastal practice, which has an excellent reputation for its strength in the life sciences sector; tech is a supplementary area of expertise. The team represented online pharmacy PillPack in its high-profile acquisition by Amazon, and assisted Kensho Technologies with its $550m sale to S&P Global. It also advised Slack Technologies on its $427m Series H financing. Mitchell Bloom and Kingsley Taft, both based in Boston, share leadership of the life sciences team, while John Egan, Anthony McCusker in Silicon Valley, and Kenneth Gordon lead the technology practice. Boston-based Bill Schnoor, who advises robotics company Superpedestrian, is another key contact. Jonathan Axelrad has retired.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology transactions

Within: Technology transactions

Goodwin handles M&A involving complex licensing, patent and software issues, and also has expertise in standalone commercial transactions including software leasing agreements and technology development contracts. Pre-empting a planned public offering, the firm advised software company Qualtrics on its $8bn acquisition by SAP. John J. Egan acted for internet software company AppNexus in the negotiation of an agreement to join AT&T’s advertising and analytics platform. Further, the firm advised software company Kensho Technologies on its sale to S&P Global for an aggregate purchase price of $550m. Other key figures include joint practice heads Kenneth J. Gordon and Silicon Valley-based Anthony J. McCusker, Stephen G. Charkoudian, and Robert E. Bishop and Robert G. Kester, who are rated for their ability to ‘drive a deal to a successful close’. Jon M. Novotny and Joshua Cook joined the San Francisco office from Gunderson Dettmer LLP in October 2018, while Washington DC-based Julie K. Tibbets joined from Alston & Bird LLP in February 2018. Named lawyers are based in Boston unless stated otherwise.

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