Stephen Davis

  • Steve Davis, a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department, is a member of the Technology Companies Group and the Life Sciences, Securities & Finance, and Clean Technologies Practices. He has extensive experience in several areas of corporate practice with a focus on venture capital, corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate counseling. Mr. Davis is a key contributor to the Goodwin Procter Founder’s Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. Mr. Davis joined Goodwin Procter in 2008.
    Mr. Davis has represented clients in transactions ranging from start-up financings to billion dollar plus transactions and has counseled companies in diverse industries such as software, Internet infrastructure, applications and services, telecommunications, wireless technologies, biotech, medical devices, energy and clean tech, manufacturing, investment management and investment banking. He has also represented issuers, investors and underwriters in numerous initial public offerings, secondary offerings, PIPEs offerings, spin-off transactions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions.
    Mr. Davis is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association (Committee on Securities Regulation). In addition, he acts as outside general counsel and board advisor to numerous public and private companies.
    Mr. Davis is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry and legal conferences, and has written for and been quoted in various publications. He is the author of “Governments Fund Technology Ventures in Homeland Security,” New York Law Journal (2003); “Protecting the Private Equity Investment Without Killing the Golden Goose,” International Financial Law Review (2003); and “How to Survive a Down Round,” The Private Equity Analyst Guide to Venture Capital and Private Equity Attorneys (2002).
    Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Davis was a shareholder in the New York office of Heller Ehrman, where he was co-chair of its corporate/venture law practice and chair of its New York business law practice.
    Mr. Davis is admitted to practice in New York.
    Mr. Davis has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

  • New York

    August 15, 2013

    The conference will feature guest speakers sharing insights into startup fundraising, investment stategies, running a company, new startup trends, and finding technical talent for your startup.

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  • Conference program


    • August 15, 2013
      • 9:00 am - 9:50 amCheck In
      • 10:00 am - 11:00 amHow to Validate a Product Idea on $100 or Less
      • 11:00 am - 12:00 pmListening to your Users and Finding Your First True Fans
      • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
      • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pmBreakout Sessions/Startup Clinic