Serving innovators and investors at the intersection of consumer financial services and technology

We launched our standalone Fintech practice in 2014 and currently have more than 150 lawyers advising fintech clients, including more than one-third of the Forbes Fintech 50.

We partner with companies that are driving the digital transformation in finance, from startups to established financial institutions. Our team is comprised of subject matter experts that advise on transactions, regulations, litigation, enforcement, and investigations in this heavily regulated industry.

Goodwin is the only AmLaw 25 firm with dedicated partners, counsels, and associates practicing in every Fintech focus area. These verticals connect a diverse, cross-disciplinary, and global team pulling from our most successful and high-growth practice areas, including banking, consumer financial services, technology, capital markets, venture capital, private equity, debt finance, employment, privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property and patents, and tax.

For more details, browse our “Fintech Focus” areas below and connect with our Fintech team to let us know how we can help.

Fintech areas of focus

We advise on the creation and development of alternative financing products and services, such as those that provide factoring, merchant cash savings, early wage access, income sharing, and home co-investing. Our team counsels companies at every stage in the business lifecycle, from early-stage startups to traditional financial services companies looking to partner on innovative fintech products and services.

Goodwin is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the United States representing banks, fintech companies, and service providers as they join forces to deliver credit, payment, and deposit products and services to consumers and small businesses. Our full-service offering covers every aspect of doing business in these highly specialized areas, including transactions and regulations.

We advise fintech companies and their partners in the broker-dealer, wealth management, and capital markets space on matters related to ongoing regulatory issues; registration; exams and enforcement support; CRS, ADV, and other disclosure matters; and platform and vendor agreements. For more details, visit our Brokers, Exchanges, and Trading practice page.

Our team advises on the full spectrum of issues related to digital currencies and assets, including decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). For more details, visit our Digital Currency & Blockchain practice page.

We partner with insurers, reinsurers, innovators, and investors on the legal and regulatory challenges associated with creating, marketing, distributing, and investing in innovative insurance products, companies, and alternative ventures. For more details, visit our Insurtech practice page.

Our team advises on all aspects of fintech related to credit cards and consumer lending (including mortgage, student, personal, and small business), with specialties in transactions, regulations, litigation, and enforcement.

We advise on all aspects of fintech related to payments, including money transmission; prepaid products and services; embedded payment solutions; peer-to-peer (P2P) payments; and buy-now, pay later loans. We also advise on deposits, including checking accounts with debit cards, savings accounts, and escrows.