Goodwin recruits venture capital lawyer Gandhi for tech practice

Law firm Goodwin has hired Salil Gandhi as a partner for its technology companies practice. Gandhi specializes in representing emerging growth companies as well as venture capital and private equity funds. Previously, he worked at Gunderson Dettmer where he was of counsel in the corporate group.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Goodwin, a leading Global 50 law firm, announced today that Salil Gandhi has joined Goodwin’s Technology Companies practice as a partner in the firm’s New York office.

Gandhi specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles as well as venture capital funds and other private equity funds. For emerging companies, Gandhi advises on a variety of general corporate and governance issues, including corporate formation, venture capital financing and exit transactions. He also represents venture capital and other strategic investors on structuring and executing investment transactions ranging from angel to control investments as well as portfolio dispositions. In addition, he counsels investors and companies in emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia.

Gandhi joins Goodwin from Gunderson Dettmer, where he was of counsel in the corporate group. He began his legal career at Paul Weiss, and previously served as head of content acquisition and director of business and legal affairs for Joost, a former internet content distribution service. Gandhi also co-founded Crybaby Media, a content development and creative packaging firm.

“At Goodwin, we have assembled a best-in-class technology companies practice powered by a highly capable and well-regarded team of lawyers,” said John Egan, Co-Chair of Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences Practice. “Salil’s success as an entrepreneur and in-house counsel aligns well with our goal of providing clients with a comprehensive set of services that integrates business, new technologies and the law. We are very pleased to welcome him to the firm.”

“Salil’s grasp of New York’s rapidly-growing venture capital and emerging company landscape is unparalleled,” said Bill Schnoor, Co-Chair of Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences Practice. “Having him on board further strengthens our reach in guiding emerging growth companies across a broad range of industries throughout their lifecycles – from formation and funding through later stage transactions, including acquisitions and public offerings.”

Gandhi received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.S. from Northwestern University. He can be reached at or 212-813-8866.

With more than 180 lawyers, Goodwin’s Technology Companies practice is one of the largest and most recognized technology practices in the United States. Consistently rated in the top five most active of all law firms for venture capital, IPOs and M&A, the practice draws on its deep experience and network of clients and investors to provide the most effective and efficient counsel for today’s emerging companies. Goodwin supports clients at all stages of the corporate life cycle with legal advisory related to company formation, IP protection, licensing, commercial agreements and venture financing to IPOs, M&A, corporate governance, board matters and more.

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