Firm Continues to Strengthen West Coast Corporate Practice with Addition of Scott Wornow as Partner
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 8, 2008 – Goodwin Procter LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms, today announced the addition of Scott M. Wornow as a partner to its corporate and technology practice in Northern California. He is the 23rd attorney to join the firm’s Palo Alto office this year.
Wornow brings nearly 20 years of technology, capital markets, securities, M&A and general corporate experience to the firm, joining Goodwin Procter after holding senior executive and general counsel positions at two publicly-traded technology companies. Wornow served as Executive Vice President - Legal and Business Affairs for interactive television company, OpenTV Corp., where he oversaw worldwide legal, commercial and licensing affairs, corporate development and the company's global intellectual property portfolio, helping establish licensing programs, managing standards participation and setting litigation strategies for the company. Wornow’s experience extends to corporate governance matters, Sarbanes Oxley compliance and planning, complex software revenue recognition issues, technology licensing, IP monetization programs and technology company restructurings.
“Scott brings a broad knowledge base and strong client relationships that will further enhance our growing corporate practice on the West Coast,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter.
Prior to OpenTV, Wornow served as General Counsel for OmniSky Corp., one of the country’s first wireless data providers, leading the company through its venture capital stages and subsequent initial public offering. He was later appointed by the company's Board as Chief Restructuring Officer, where he successfully led the company’s sale and restructuring. Wornow was also previously a partner in the New York office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, where his practice involved corporate finance and securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and the representation of emerging growth companies. Wornow represented issuers and underwriters in high-yield debt transactions and equity financings, Fortune 100 companies in mergers and acquisitions, and various telecommunications and technology companies as outside general counsel. Wornow received law degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Cambridge, England. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.
“Having practiced for extensive periods on both coasts, served as a member of several senior executive teams and managed two in-house legal departments, it’s apparent to me that there is a tremendous opportunity to provide high quality, responsive, sophisticated legal services in the Northern California market,” said Wornow. “The Goodwin Procter platform, with its national reach and incredible depth, offers a unique opportunity for me to help build, and become part of, a pre-eminent corporate and technology practice.”
About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property, tax and products liability. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com.