Goodwin Procter hires former Wilson Sonsini partner for tech companies practice

Rezwan Pavri, former partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has joined Goodwin Procter as a partner in the Technology Companies Practice in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Pavri has experience working with tech companies and has represented major investment banks, venture capital and private equity firms. At Goodwin, Pavri will focus on corporate and securities law, including public offerings, M&A, venture capital financings and general corporate representation.

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Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Rezwan Pavri has joined the firm’s Technology Companies Practice as a partner in its Silicon Valley office. Pavri comes to Goodwin from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he was a partner in that firm’s Palo Alto office.

Pavri has guided leading technology companies on some of their most important transactions and represented major investment banks, venture capital and private equity firms across a range of matters. At Goodwin, Pavri’s practice will focus on the areas of corporate and securities law, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and general corporate representation.

“Gaining an attorney of Rezwan’s prominence is a major milestone in advancing our technology practice in Silicon Valley and throughout California,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman of Goodwin Procter. “His experience and expertise gives our clients a distinct advantage in an increasingly complex and competitive market.”

Pavri’s experience includes representing Twitter, Trulia, Qualys and Gigamon in their initial public offerings; Trulia, McAfee and Check Point in their mergers and acquisitions; and banks such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch on a variety of transactions.

“Rez has been a trusted counselor to a host of the world’s leading companies during some of their most pivotal moments,” said Anthony McCusker, chair of Goodwin’s Technology Companies Practice. “His election to join Goodwin further strengthens our capacity to deliver exceptional service to clients on the West Coast and beyond.”

Pavri received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, his M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University and his B.A. from UCLA. He is licensed to practice in California and New York. He can be reached at 650.752.3258 or [email protected].

The firm’s Silicon Valley office opened in 2007 and is now home to more than 50 attorneys who provide business law and litigation services to a growing list of clients in the areas of private equity, venture capital, technology and life sciences, intellectual property, SEC investigations, and labor and employment matters.

About Goodwin Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial institutions; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.

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