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Growth. Performance. Managing risk. However you define it, success in today’s global and digital age means addressing increasingly complex issues faster and more efficiently amid rapid change. Making the right decisions in this environment requires strategic counsel from an advisor who not only knows how laws are evolving in jurisdictions around the world, but also has a deep understanding of your particular industry. This is Goodwin, a global 50 law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters.

Main areas of practice: Goodwin focuses on working with clients in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries. The firm has more than 1,000 corporate and litigation lawyers who leverage their specific experience and assemble full-service teams to advise clients in these and adjacent industries.

Financial industry: from innovative transactional services, to cutting-edge regulatory advice, to strategic litigation representation across the US and Europe, Goodwin offers a single point of counsel and expertise across key financial services and sectors, including banking, consumer financial services, FinTech, insurance, investment management and private investment funds.

Private equity: the group is a market leader in the expansive middle-market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing.

Technology: consistently rated in the top five most active law firms for venture capital, IPOs and M&A, the practice supports clients at all stages of the corporate life cycle with legal advice ranging from company formation, IP protection, licensing, commercial agreements and venture financing to IPOs, M&A, corporate governance, board matters and more.

Life sciences: Goodwin’s life sciences lawyers are deeply experienced in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and intellectual property law. As part of its interdisciplinary approach, the practice collaborates with lawyers in Goodwin’s patent litigation, product liability, employment and tax practices to protect client interests and to advocate on their behalf.

Real estate industry: from locations across the US and Europe, Goodwin’s real estate industry lawyers are experts in tax, securities and ERISA matters and help structure, negotiate and close complex public and private equity and debt financings, joint ventures, portfolio and REIT M&A, cross-border transactions, hospitality and leisure deals, and large-scale development work.

Intellectual property: with superior experience – from scientists who have worked in the field, to litigators with International Trade Commission and federal court experience – this top-ranked practice works with clients to secure preliminary injunctions, declaratory and summary judgments, favorable results in Markman proceedings, advantageous settlements, victories at trial and appellate relief. The group takes cases from pre-suit investigations through discovery and trials.

Securities litigation: the practice’s cases range from defending high-tech and biotech companies in class action securities fraud litigation brought following restatements of earnings or the release of bad business news, to resolving shareholder derivative challenges, to multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions.

White-collar defense: Fortune 500 companies, corporate executives, directors and other individual business leaders repeatedly turn to Goodwin when faced with the most sensitive, complex and potentially damaging white-collar litigation. That is because Goodwin has successfully represented clients in many of the most high-profile white-collar matters in recent memory.

  • Chairman
  • David M Hashmall (
  • Managing Partner
  • Robert S Insolia (
  • Other Offices
  • Frankfurt
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Paris
  • Number of Partners: 350
  • Number of Other Fee-Earners: 773
  • Total Staff: 1774

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