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CHRISTOPHER J. AUSTIN

PARTNER

  • J.D., 1992
    Yale Law School
  • B.A., 1989
    University of Washington
    (magna cum laude)

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Christopher Austin
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
USA
617.570.1568
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
USA
212.813.8821

Christopher Austin, a partner in the firm’s Technology Companies Practice, focuses on general corporate and securities law and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements of debt and equity securities and securities law compliance. Mr. Austin represents both private and public companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2010.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Mr. Austin has been counsel to numerous software, healthcare, medical device and other technology companies from incorporation through venture funding and final exit, including advising on initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property issues, IT outsourcing arrangements, joint ventures and other matters. A significant portion of his practice is capital markets work for investment  banks, having represented market leaders such as Citi, Credit-Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in connection with public offerings and follow-on offerings of technology companies. He also has worked for leading venture capital firms in connection with their investments in technology, biotech and medical device companies.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mr. Austin is a member of the Boston, California and American Bar Associations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Austin was a partner at Ropes & Gray, where he practiced for 16 years, including three years in its San Francisco office.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Mr. Austin is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and California.