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RICHARD A. KLINE

PARTNER

  • J.D., 1999
    University of Michigan Law School
  • B.S.B.A., 1993
    Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

Kline, Richard A

Rick Kline, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Technology Companies and Capital Markets Practices, specializes in all areas of corporate and securities laws with a primary focus on capital markets transactions. Mr. Kline represents a full range of corporate clients on a wide variety of matters, including company formations, venture financings, M&A transactions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance and advising board of directors. He has also represented a number of banks in securities transactions.

Listed in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Mr. Kline enters the rankings this year on the strength of his growing reputation for equity capital markets work, routinely representing both issuers and underwriters. He is described as "phenomenal" and "easy to work with."

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Mr. Kline’s representative public company clients include NetSuite, Guidewire Software, Xoom Corporation, Opower and Control4.

His representative private company clients include AppDynamics, Asante Solutions, Atlassian, Avere Systems, Elixir Medical, ForeScout, Kaiam Corp and NJOY.

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

  • Opower in its $116 million initial public offering
  • Guidewire in its $115 million initial public offering and $389 million and $260 million follow-on offerings
  • Xoom in its $101 million initial public offering and $124 million follow-on offering
  • Control4 Corporation in its $74 million initial public offering
  • BCD Semiconductor in its $63 million initial public offering
  • Ambow Education in its $107 million initial public offering
  • NetSuite in its $185 million initial public offering and $310 million 144A offering
  • Infinera in its $182 million initial public offering and $110 million follow-on offering
  • Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse in the $128 million initial public offering and $189 million follow-on offering of Gigamon
  • J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank Securities in the $117 million initial public offering and $200 million 144A offering of Trulia
  • Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse in the $79 million initial public offering of Marketo
  • J.P. Morgan, Barclays and BofA Merrill Lynch in the $70 million initial public offering of Five9
  • BofA Merrill Lynch in the $70 million initial public offering and $117 million follow-on offering of E2Open
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in the $171 million initial public offering and $80 million follow-on offering of Riverbed Technology

MEDIA

Mr. Kline's speaking engagements have included:

  • "Preparing for an IPO," Institute of Management Accountants (May 2011)
  • "Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company in 2011," Practising Law Institute (May 2011)
  • "The Current Environment and Emerging Issues," SEC Reporting & FASB Forum for Mid-sized and Smaller Companies, sponsored by The SEC Institute (September 2010)
  • "KPMG and NYSE Euronext IPO Bootcamp," sponsored by KPMG and the NYSE (September 2009)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Kline was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Previously, he was employed as a CPA at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Mr. Kline is admitted to practice in California.

RECOGNITION

Mr. Kline has been selected for inclusion by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In 2013 and 2014, he was recognized as a national leader by The Legal 500 United States for his work on mergers, acquisitions and buyouts for venture capital and emerging companies.