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Rezwan Pavri

Goodwin Procter LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA


Rezwan Pavri, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Technology& Life Sciences Group, works with private and public companies through all stages of their growth, as well as with investment banks, venture capital firms and private equity firms. Mr. Pavri specializes in the areas of corporate and securities law, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and general corporate representation.

He regularly represents public companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience counseling public companies and their boards of directors on defensive measures, disclosure matters and other complex securities and corporate law issues. Mr. Pavri also represents numerous private and start-up companies in matters ranging from incorporation and initial capitalization to venture capital financing and board fiduciary duties. In addition, Mr. Pavri frequently represents investment banks in their underwriting transactions, and he also has broad transactional experience representing venture capital firms in connection with their investments.

Work for Clients

Public companies Mr. Pavri has represented include CheckPoint, Gigamon, Harmonic, Infosys, Logitech, McAfee, NetSuite, Qualys, Trulia and Twitter.

He has also represented numerous investment banks, including BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Piper Jaffray.

The companies he has represented have received financing from, among others, ABS Ventures, Accel Partners, Alloy Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Emergent Medical Partners, Foundation Capital, GRP Partners, Highland Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Spark Capital, Summit Partners, Trident Capital, True Ventures, Walden International and 3i Group.

Mr. Pavri’s transactional experience includes representing the following in public offerings:

•    Twitter in its $2.1 billion initial public offering

•    Trulia in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering

•    Trulia in its convertible notes offering under Rule 144A

•    Gigamon in its initial public offering and its follow-on public offering

•    Qualys in its initial public offering

•    Infosys in its $1.6 billion sponsored secondary ADS offering

•    Infosys in its $1.1 billion sponsored secondary ADS offering

•    Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in the initial public offering and follow-on public offering of Infoblox

•    J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering of Imperva

•    J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the initial public offering of Model N

•    Piper Jaffray in the initial public offering of Crocs

•    BofA Merrill Lynch in the initial public offering of Meru Networks

•    J.P. Morgan in the initial public offering of ShoreTel

•    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in the initial public offering of Thomas Weisel Partners

Mr. Pavri’s transactional experience includes representing the following in mergers and acquisitions:

•    Trulia in its acquisition of Market Leader

•    Go Daddy in the strategic investment by a private equity group led by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts and Silver Lake Partners

•    McAfee in its acquisition by Intel

•    McAfee in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Secure Computing, MX Logic, Solidcore Systems and Reconnex

•    Harmonic in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Scopus, Omneon, Entone and Rhozet

•    Check Point in numerous acquisitions, includingits acquisition of assets from Nokia and its acquisition of Liquid Machines

•    NetSuite in its acquisitions of OpenAir and QuickArrow

•    Weyerhaeuser in its hostile acquisition of Willamette

•    Merchant e-Solutions in its acquisition by Cielo

•    Ripplewood Holdings in its acquisition of Delavau

•    Infinity Associates in its acquisition of Haggar

•    Cyanea in its acquisition by IBM


Professional Activities

Mr. Pavri is a member of the American Bar Association.

Media

Mr. Pavri is the author of "The Expanding Role of Due Diligence in Today's M&A Deals," Inside the Minds: Business Due Diligence Strategies, 2010 ed., published by Aspatore Books (a division of Thomson Reuters).

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter in 2014, Mr. Pavri was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Previously, he was an associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and London, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and high-yield debt financings.

Recognition

Listed in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Mr. Pavri, a new addition to the rankings, receives substantial market endorsement for his equity market practice. Sources say "he is worth his weight in gold" and describe him as "an outstanding lawyer who gets nothing but A's across the board for his performance."

Mr. Pavri has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S.(2014), which noted that he “is widely viewed as a leading name for public offerings.” He was also selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2013 and has been repeatedly named to its "Rising Stars" list(2009-2012). In law school, Mr. Pavri was a member of the Columbia Law Review.

Education

•     J.D., Columbia Law School, (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; John Olin Fellow)

•     M.A., Columbia University, International Affairs

•     B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science

Bar and Court Admissions

Mr. Pavri is admitted to practice in California and NewYork.

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