Experienced Lawyers

Like most lawyers at most firms, we work hard. But we use our time differently. At Goodwin, associates and partners are encouraged to explore a broad range of challenging legal issues through casework, professional development, training programs, and pro bono endeavors. We make a point of collaborating with some very interesting people, many of whom are not lawyers. For example, we joined with leaders from Harvard Business School to create leadership training programs for many stages of your career.

What kind of work do you want to do?

Our interactive assignment process allows associates to request a project, a person, or a specific type of case or transaction. You can invest time and energy in matters that engage and inspire you and your colleagues. We’ve found this approach makes for happier, smarter lawyers who do a better job for our clients. You’ll notice our attorneys are in the highest national ranks in several practice areas. If this sounds like the sort of firm where you want to work, we'd like to hear from you.

Is this the right move?

Moving to a new firm is a calculated risk. If you’re comparing Goodwin to other firms, consider this: we’re expanding our practice across an ever-broader global platform. We want you to feel comfortable here, so we’ve created some formal and informal programs to help make your transition to Goodwin as seamless as possible.

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"I was a partner at another large firm before coming to Goodwin in 2005. Looking back on those first months at Goodwin, I think the process went so well because people here understand the strategic direction of the firm, and want to support growth."

Mark Bettencourt, Partner and Chair, Business Law Department

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A Platform for Your Practice

Our fully integrated team of lawyers provides a wealth of knowledge seamlessly across corporate, litigation and regulatory and advisory practice areas. This highly collaborative approach across geographies and industries enables clients to achieve unprecedented results.

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Professional Development

It’s contagious when people around you love what they do. Goodwin’s professional development and training team is committed to helping you leverage your strengths, find your passion, and build the legal and professional skills and networks you will need to succeed wherever your career may take you. Our team’s dedicated group of experts includes directors and managers who are former practicing attorneys and are nationally recognized as leaders in their field. We are committed to ensuring that everyone at the firm is equipped and inspired to be best and brightest across all that we do.

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Pro Bono Opportunities

Very often those who most need legal representation can least afford to pay for it. Whether it’s guidance on housing, immigration, criminal defense or small business development, free and reliable legal counsel can make real and lasting changes in people’s lives and livelihoods. That’s why pro bono work is one of the cornerstones of our firm. Our attorneys, summer associates and paralegals work on a wide range of pro bono matters. Last year, we dedicated more than 65,000 hours to over 650 matters.

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Flexibility and Benefits

Goodwin offers a complete benefits package designed to help you balance work and family life. Our Flexwork Program offers our attorneys that have personal commitments outside of work with the flexibility they need to seek non-traditional or reduced-time schedules.

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Get in Touch

If you have questions, we want to put you in touch with just the right person who can answer them. You'll not only get the information you need, you'll get to know someone at Goodwin who can help you along the way.


Ashley Nelson
Director of Associate & Professional Track Recruitment
+1 617 570 8156

New York

Rachel Mayerson
Senior Legal Recruitment Manager
+1 212 459 7407

Washington, DC

Amanda Leslie
Senior Legal Recruitment Manager
+1 202 346 4231

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley

Sabrina Lonergan
Senior Legal Recruitment Manager
+1 415 733 6127

Frankfurt, London, Paris, Hong Kong

Amanda Leslie 
Senior Legal Recruitment Manager 
+1 202 346 4231 

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Our lawyers work side-by-side with clients throughout their entire lifecycle to ensure success at every step. At Goodwin, lawyers and professional staff alike reach across practice areas and geographies to work together in a collaborative, collegial and entrepreneurial atmosphere.

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Goodwin is committed to promoting diversity in our law firm and in the legal profession. We are also committed to an inclusive environment in which each employee can excel and thrive. Diversity and inclusion are core to our business and our values, and our chairman-led Inclusion Advisory Committee ensures that we make our efforts in this area a top priority. 

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