Main Areas of Practice

At Goodwin, we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,600-plus lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity, and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart. To learn more, visit us at

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 matters.

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 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 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.

Management & Demographics
Managing Partner
Chair, Business Law Department
Chair, Litigation Department
Chief Operating Officer

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  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • FDA Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law

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