Jordan Goldman is an Associate in the Emerging Growth Companies and Corporate practices at Paul Hastings. He is based in the firm's New York office.

Mr. Goldman represents emerging and mature private and public companies, often in the life sciences and technology spaces, in all aspects of their legal affairs, including company formation, general corporate law, equity and debt financings, private placement offerings, cross-border deals and strategic and exit transactions. He also regularly represents venture capital and growth equity funds in their investments.

Mr. Goldman also serves as the Co-Chair of the New York Pro Bono Committee.

Mr. Goldman received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (summa cum laude) from Union College. Mr. Goldman is admitted to practice law in New York.


Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital

  • Galway Sustainable Capital, in connection with its $250 million financing.
  • Orchestra BioMed, Inc., a biomedical innovation company, in connection with various corporate matters and transactions, including its $72 million Series B/B1 financings and its $110 million Series D financing
  • Annexus Health, Inc., in connection with its $33 million Series B financing.
  • Clearview AI, a leading facial recognition company, in connection with its $30 million Series B financing.
  • CurbWaste, in connection with its $10 million Series A financing.​
  • Deerfield Management Company, in connection with various investments and joint ventures.
  • RSE Ventures, the venture arm of Miami Dolphins owner and The Related Companies Chairman Stephen Ross, in connection with various transactions, including:
    • its preferred equity investment in the Momofuku Restaurant Group;
    • its preferred equity investment in the Fuku fast-casual restaurant chain;
    • its preferred equity investment in Milk Bar; and
    • its preferred equity investment in &pizza.
  • Digitalis Ventures, in connection with general corporate matters and various debt and equity investments.
  • Ascent Biomedical Ventures, in connection with various debt and minority equity investments.
  • Orchestra Medical Ventures, in connection with various debt and minority equity investments.
  • Nyca Partners, in connection with various equity investments.
  • Subversive Capital, in connection with various debt and equity investments.
  • Represented both companies and venture capital investors in various preferred stock financing rounds. 
  • Represented various foreign companies in connection with U.S. investments.
  • Represented various early stage startup companies in connection with general corporate matters and financing.

Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

  • Orchestra BioMed, Inc., a biomedical innovation company, in connection with various corporate matters and transactions, including its business combination agreement to merge with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)
  • Represented Merck in a strategic collaboration with Amathus Therapeutics to develop novel small molecule therapeutic candidates for neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Represented Elanco US Inc., a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, in its acquisition of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica’s U.S. feline, canine and rabies vaccines portfolio and Fort Dodge manufacturing and R&D site for approximately $885 million.
  • Represented Merck in connection with its acquisition of Afferent Pharmaceuticals. 
  • Formation counsel to Technicolor and Sony Corporation's joint patent licensing program for digital television (DTV) and computer display monitor (CDM).

Engagement & Publications

  • Navigating Control Mechanisms in Startups, JD Supra; Lexology (April 2024)
  • Delaware Chancery Court Invalidates Moelis Shareholder Agreement, JD Supra; Lexology (March 2024)
  • New NVCA Model Legal Documents - Now With Recent Market Data, JD Supra, Lexology (September 2022)
  • 2021: Venture Capital Year in Review, Lexology (March 2022)
  • Panelist, "Alumni Talks Series" for The Garnet Society, the Union College Student-Alumni Association (October 2020).
  • Broker Registration Requirements: The SEC Proposes a Limited Conditional Exemption for Finders, Lexology (October 2020).
  • Moderator, Union College "Money on the Mind" Financial Workshop Series (September 2020).
  • PLX Likely Stands On Its Own, But Has Room To Grow, Lexology (November 2019).
  • Smarter, Faster, Stronger: A New Suite of VC Model Documents, Law360; Lexology (May 2018).
  • NYC: Municipal Benefactor to Life Sciences and Technology Venture Capital, Lexology (November 2017).
  • Panelist, "Making an Impact: Entrepreneurship & Creative Problem-Solving" (May 2017).
  • Contributor, Lexis Nexis Practice Advisor - Private Equity Content (March 2017 to Present).
  • Guest Lecturer, Cornell Tech Master of Laws (LLM) program on international intellectual property transactions (March 2017).
  • Resigning from a Board of Directors: Considerations for VC Fund Designees, Lexology (March 2017).
  • Venture Debt: An Attractive Tool for Startup Companies, Law360 (February 2017).
  • The Calculus of Going Hostile: Recent Lessons from the Field, Law360 (April 2015).


  • Paul Hastings Securities and Capital Markets Associate Committee (2024 – Present)
  • Paul Hastings Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair, New York Office (2021 - Present); Pro Bono Coordinator, New York Office (2020-2021)
  • New York City Community Board 5 (Manhattan), Member; Public Safety and Quality of Life Committee; Transportation and the Environment Committee (2019 - 2021)
  • Union College Campaign Steering Committee (2020-Present), GOLD Program Co-Chair (2020-2023)
  • Alumni Council of Union College, Elected Member (2019-Present)
  • Paul Hastings New York Recruiting Committee Member (2019 - Present)
  • Paul Hastings Talent Development Committee Member (2016 - 2019)
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Corporate Section Member (2015 - Present)
  • Pro Bono Attorney Participant for Sanctuary for Families, Election Protection and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (2015 - Present)
  • Union College Alumni Club of New York City, Board Member (2015 - Present)

Practice Areas


Life Sciences and Healthcare

Mergers and Acquisitions

IP Transactions and Licensing


Emerging Growth Companies

Securities and Capital Markets




New York Bar


Columbia Law School, J.D. 2014

Union College (NY), B.A. 2011

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