Caroline Bullerjahn, a partner in Goodwin’s Securities Litigation + White Collar Defense Group, focuses her practice on securities litigation, SEC enforcement, government investigations and internal corporate investigations.

Ms. Bullerjahn has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for her representation of private and public corporations, hedge funds, investment advisors, officers and directors in a range of securities litigation matters, including class action lawsuits alleging violations of federal and state securities laws and shareholder derivative lawsuits. She also represents corporate and individual clients in connection with internal corporate investigations and investigations by various regulatory and governmental entities, including the SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice and state agencies, concerning alleged stock option and revenue recognition violations, accounting irregularities, insider trading, securities violations and other matters.

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Ms. Bullerjahn’s recent representative matters include:

  • Won dismissal with prejudice of several actions (or substantial portions thereof) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by various institutional investors asserting securities fraud claims under the Securities Act of 1934, non-fraud claims under the Securities Act of 1933 and various state law claims relating to public offerings of mortgage-backed securities issued by subsidiaries of Countrywide Financial Corporation.
  • Won summary judgment and subsequent appeal for former directors and officers of closely held Massachusetts corporation in an action alleging breach of fiduciary duty claims concerning alleged excessive compensation in connection with sale transaction in Massachusetts Superior Court and Appeals Court.
  • Won dismissal for hedge fund and its former portfolio manager of an action alleging violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Act of 1934 and various state law claims in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Won dismissal with prejudice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for public medical diagnostic products company and its board of directors and senior management of securities class action alleging violations of Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 concerning a $730 million secondary offering and challenging the company’s disclosures concerning the costs associated with its integration of acquired companies.
  • Represented Audit Committee of public software company in Massachusetts in internal investigation and subsequent SEC inquiry concerning side agreements allegedly entered into by sales employees in Europe and Asia and potential revenue recognition issues, successfully convincing the SEC not to pursue investigation or other enforcement measures.
  • Represented CEO of public software company for several years in formal investigation by the SEC regarding stock option practices, resolving the matter favorably with no SEC action.
  • Pro bono representation of the One Fund Boston, Inc., a charitable organization formed to benefit those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings and related events.
Professional Activities

Ms. Bullerjahn is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations. She is also an active member of Goodwin’s Women’s Initiative, organizing networking events for women in Boston.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Bullerjahn was an associate in the Litigation Department at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. While in law school, she served as an extern to The Honorable Ronald A. Guzman of the Northern District of Illinois, and also worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to law school, from 1998 to 2000, Ms. Bullerjahn was a paralegal specialist in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where she worked on the Department’s United States v. Microsoft trial team.


The National Law Journal has recognized Ms. Bullerjahn as a 2015 Boston “Rising Star” and from 2009 to 2011, Ms. Bullerjahn was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in securities litigation by Boston Magazine.

While in law school, Ms. Bullerjahn was a senior articles editor for Northwestern University’s Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, for which she wrote “United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative: What Ever Happened to Federalism?,” 93 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 121 (2002).

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J.D., 2003
Northwestern University
B.A., 1998
University of Pennsylvania

(magna cum laude)



New York


U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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