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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. We are 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. Our more than 1,000 corporate and litigation lawyers
leverage their specific experience and assemble full-service teams to advise
clients in these and adjacent industries.
Financial Industry: From transactional law to compliance to
enforcement to litigation, the practice’s lawyers across Boston, New York, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, and Frankfurt, offer a single
point of counsel and experience on transactional, advisory, and litigation
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
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 advisory related to 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, products liability, employment and tax
practices to protect client interests and to advocate on their behalf.
Real Estate Industry: From locations across the United States 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
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
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.