Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences.
Goodwin Procter hires talented, motivated people committed to excellence, innovation and client service, and believes that every attorney and staff member deserves a supportive, meritocratic environment in which people of all backgrounds are given the opportunity to excel and thrive. The firm takes seriously its obligations as a corporate citizen and is dedicated to community service. Through its extensive and longstanding pro bono program, Goodwin Procter encourages its legal staff to assist those unable to afford legal representation.
The firm represents a diverse client base, with clients ranging from entrepreneurial emerging companies to established multinationals. The firm’s clients present complex issues and expect cost-effective results to be delivered under tight deadlines. Client service begins with knowing the clients, knowing their business and knowing their competitors. With this information, the firm’s attorneys leverage their specialized skills and expertise to deliver responsive, knowledgeable and practical legal advice. The firm maximizes its practice efficiency by focusing on effective use of technology and knowledge management.
Goodwin Procter’s business law attorneys specialize in transactional work and are respected for their ability to structure, negotiate and close deals that balance clients’ immediate objectives with long-term strategic advantages. Primary areas of industry focus are financial services, technology, life sciences, media and communications, energy, manufacturing, consumer products and real estate. Services range from counseling, financing, fund and insolvency work to structuring complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity deals and capital markets transactions.
The litigation matters the firm handles are factually and legally complex. Its litigators are engaged in high stakes cases across the country, conducting trials, arbitrations, mediations and negotiations, and counseling on litigation avoidance and risk management. These matters primarily involve consumer financial services, intellectual property, products liability and mass torts, white collar defense, securities litigation, commercial litigation, labor and employment, environmental litigation, ERISA and antitrust. Clients include companies in the software, technology, manufacturing, mining, defense, consumer products, life sciences, communications, real estate, healthcare and financial services industries.