Legal Careers

At Goodwin, you'll find a collective determination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We're business-oriented lawyers equally comfortable in the boardroom and the courtroom. Within the firm, we encourage collaboration across practices, industry teams and geographies, ensuring the most integrated, solutions-oriented results for our clients. Goodwin’s culture fosters an open, inclusive and collegial atmosphere. We're a cohesive group of people from different backgrounds, working together on challenging deals and complex cases.

While we handle some of the largest cases on record, we also work with individuals and investors leading the way in new technologies and markets. We advise multinational companies on public/private enterprises and help emerging companies grow. From critical regulatory and compliance matters to deals, transactions, and high-stakes litigation, we're prepared to do what it takes to defend and protect our clients' interests.

With more than 900 attorneys across 10 offices in the US, Asia and Europe, we're proud of our commitment to excellence, the interesting matters we handle and the impressive clients we serve.

Your Career at Goodwin

Beginning Your Career

You already know what makes a solid start to a great career – and we do too: work that challenges, enthusiasm, colleagues who make you think and laugh, a feeling of accomplishment and being valued, opportunities to lean and work with teams – and much more.

Law Students

Summer Experience

Making a Lateral Move

Changing firms can be a calculated risk. But if you’re considering a move to Goodwin, consider this: we’re expanding our practice across an ever-broader national and international platform. We want you to feel comfortable here and be able to hit the ground running, so we have formal and informal programs to make your transition to Goodwin seamless.

Experienced Lawyers

Judicial Clerks

As a judicial clerk, you have developed a unique perspective on the practice of law. At Goodwin we appreciate the skills and experience you bring to our firm. We offer a generous signing bonus for clerks who come to work with us – up to $50,000 for federal judicial clerks – and provide extensive training opportunities. As a litigator here, you’ll do more than protect the interests of our clients. You will have opportunities to pursue additional cases that interest you, and to go after precedent-setting issues involving patent litigation, white collar crime, and products liability.


We appreciate the extra hard work involved in a dual graduate degree and are pleased to offer a signing bonus to first year JD/MBA associates who accept an offer with us. Whether you’re a JD/MBA, or still considering this option, we want you to know we think it’s a very smart business move. An MBA program allows you to work collaboratively in teams and learn in an environment with people who aren’t lawyers. You’ll graduate with a better understanding of the intricacies between business and law.

Learning + Development

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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Taking good care of yourself and your family is essential. Goodwin offers an outstanding benefits package designed to help you balance your work and family life.

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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
Director, Lateral Partner Recruiting
+1 415 733 6127

Frankfurt, London, Paris, Hong Kong

Amanda Leslie 
Senior Legal Recruitment Manager 
+1 202 346 4231

Explore Our Culture


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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