Firm Profile

Goodwin

Headquarters

100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
United States
(617) 570.1000

Firm Details

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. 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 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

Robert S. Insolia
Managing Partner
Mark Macenka
Chair, Business Law Department
Jeffrey Simes
Chair, Litigation Department
Michael Caplan
Chief Operating Officer

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Corporate Law with 20 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Financial Services Regulation Law with 2 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Boston in Corporate Law with 20 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Boston in Financial Services Regulation Law with 2 lawyers

Firm Practice Areas

  • 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

Office Locations

France

France

Paris, France

12 rue d'Astorg

Paris 75008

France

33 1 85 65 71 71

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Germany

Germany

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

TaunusTurm

Taunustor 1

Frankfurt/Main 60310

Germany

49 69 6677 38500

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Central, Hong Kong

One Exchange Square, Suite 2801

Eight Connaught Place

Central

Hong Kong

852 3658 5300

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

100 Cheapside

London EC2V 6DY

United Kingdom

44 20 7447 4200

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United States

United States

California

California

Los Angeles, CA

601 South Figueroa Street, 41st Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90017

United States

(213) 426.2500

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Redwood City, CA

601 Marshall Street

Redwood City, CA 94063

United States

(650) 752.3100

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San Francisco, CA

Three Embarcadero Center, 28th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

(415) 733.6000

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

901 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

(202) 346.4000

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

100 Northern Avenue

Boston, MA 02210

United States

(617) 570.1000

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New York

New York

New York, NY

The New York Times Building

620 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018

United States

(212) 813.8800

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