Christopher A. Dwyer

Christopher A. Dwyer

Christopher A. Dwyer

Chris Dwyer is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity Group. He joined Goodwin in 2012.

Mr. Dwyer advises clients on a wide range of matters, including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged recapitalizations, financings, executive compensation matters, and other corporate matters.

He regularly represents leading private equity firms, including Behrman Capital, Frazier Healthcare, Insight Venture Partners, Leeds Equity Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Palladium Equity Partners and Primus Capital, among others.

In addition to representing private equity sponsors, Mr. Dwyer has represented portfolio companies and other clients across the technology, education, manufacturing, food and agriculture, leisure, media and healthcare industries.

Professional Experience

Mr. Dwyer began his career as an associate in the Private Equity/Mergers & Acquisitions group of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, in its New York office.

Areas of Practice


Some of Mr. Dwyer’s recent representations include:

  • Selig Sealing Products, a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, in its sale to Henry Crown & Company.
  • New Balance and Berkshire Partners in their joint acquisition of the Rockport shoe business from affiliates of the adidas Group.
  • Nobel Learning Communities, a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, in its sale to affiliates of Investcorp.
  • OverDrive, Inc., a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, in its sale to Rakuten.
  • Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners, in its sale to DPx Holdings, a portfolio company of JLL Partners.
  • Viewpoint, Inc., a portfolio company of TA Associates, in its acquisition of Maxwell Systems and its subsequent strategic investment from Bain Capital.



J.D., 2008
Emory University School of Law
(with honors)
B.B.A., 2004
Emory University



New York
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