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 1,800 lawyers across the U.S., Europe and Asia, 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

Working in London

Our London office has grown significantly over the past year. With over 75 lawyers working on complex and high profile matters you will find a well-rounded team in our London office to help you reach your full potential in your legal career.

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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.

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 one-year federal judicial clerkships – and provide extensive training opportunities.

Learning + Professional Development

Goodwin’s Learning + Professional Development 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.


Sabrina Lonergan
Managing Director, Lateral Partner Acquisition
+1 415 733 6127



Karen Rameika
Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition, Legal
+1 617 305 6697

New York 

Washington, DC

D’Esprit Smith
Manager, Talent Acquisition, Legal
+1 202 346 4231

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Santa Monica

Michelle Lockhart
Sr. Manager, West Coast Talent Acquisition, Legal
+1 650 752 3284

London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris

Kerry Dawson
Sr. Manager of Recruitment
+44 (0) 20 7447 4285

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion

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, Equity + 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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Pro Bono

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.

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14 Offices, One Firm


100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
United States

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50-60 Station Road
Cambridge CB1 2JH

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Taunustor 1
60310 Frankfurt am Main

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Hong Kong

38/F Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark
Central, Hong Kong

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100 Cheapside
London EC2V 6DY
United Kingdom

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Los Angeles

601 South Figueroa Street
Suite 4100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States

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40 Avenue Monterey

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Max-Joseph-Straße 2
Munich 80333

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New York

The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
United States

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12 rue d’Astorg
75008 Paris

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San Francisco

Three Embarcadero Center
28th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

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Santa Monica

520 Broadway Suite #500
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States

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Silicon Valley

601 Marshall Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
United States

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Washington, DC

1900 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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Recruiting and Privacy Policy

Like most businesses, we hold and process a wide range of information, which relates to the individuals who apply and those we recruit to work for us. This policy explains the type of information we process, why we are processing it and how that processing may affect you. We have a separate Workplace Privacy Policy that applies to our current and former employees.