Goodwin Alumni Week

At Goodwin, we celebrate and support the continued success of our alumni.

Goodwin Alumni Week

Our annual Goodwin Alumni Week is specifically dedicated to "shining the spotlight” on our alumni program and the people who have made our firm successful. Through Goodwin Alumni Week and other year-round initiatives, we strive to amplify, build, and connect our extensive alumni network to foster lifelong connections between Goodwin alumni and current employees.

Explore our hub to view Goodwin Alumni Week happenings and see how our alumni network stays connected to the firm and each other.

Goodwin Alumni Community Portal

Join the Goodwin Alumni Community portal to connect with current and former colleagues, browse exciting job opportunities across numerous industries, and learn about firm news, events and programs, along with programming specifically designed and created for alumni.

Featured Alumni Panels and Events

Expand the drop downs below to check out how we celebrated Goodwin Alumni Week and what top-of-mind topics were explored.

Our panel of Goodwin alumni serving in senior counsel roles at various corporations discussed their time at Goodwin, the differences between being in-house versus at a law firm, what they think law firms do well (...and not so well), what career advice they would share with others considering a similar career transition from a law firm, and more.

Kristy Coleman, Senior Counsel, Airbnb
Amy Danzis, Assistant General Counsel, MetLife
Jodi Kalagher, Senior Counsel, Philip Morris Global Brands Inc.
Vivian Wong, Principal Counsel and Senior Manager, Apple Pay & Wallet


Our panel of accomplished Asian-American Goodwin alumni, now practicing in-house, discussed a myriad of topics, including challenges Asian-American lawyers have faced both in law firms and in-house as well as thoughts on what law firms and companies can do to provide meaningful opportunities and reduce barriers to career advancement for a better tomorrow. Panelists also touched on their career trajectories and day-to-day experiences as corporate counsel.

Daniel D. Koh, Associate General Counsel, M&A, Investments and Strategic Partnerships, Ziff Davis
Dianna Y. Lee (Moderator), Partner, Goodwin
Soo Park, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Troy Capital Partners | Quid
Eugene Shin, Commercial Counsel, Twist Bioscience
Jennifer Wong, Deputy General Counsel, Olo


Alternative legal careers are on the rise and provide an opportunity for lawyers to be impactful in careers outside of the billable hour.

Our dynamic group of Goodwin alumni, who pivoted from traditional legal practices to unique and interesting professional roles across industries, discussed how they were able to identify their interests outside of law and make the leap to pursue opportunities that have allowed them to leverage their legal backgrounds along with other technical and transferable skills. Panelists also shared their thoughts on transitioning from a practicing lawyer to a business professional in non-traditional legal roles and provide career advice for anyone considering an alternative path

Katie Aldrich, Director of Coaching and Program Strategy, Fringe Professional Development
Heather Dietrick, CEO, The Daily Beast
Stephanie Dworkin, Director of Client Success, Paladin, PBC
Lisa M. Kahlman, Executive Director, Public Policy and Public Affairs, Ultragenyx
Nicholas Reider, Senior Vice President, Deputy D&O Product Leader – West, Financial Services Group, Aon
Arianne Waldron, Attorney, First Circuit Court of Appeals


Goodwin Chair-Elect Anthony McCusker sat down with Goodwin alum Jason Kwon for a fireside chat discussing Jason’s career trajectory and how his time at Goodwin prepared him for his in-house career as General Counsel at OpenAI. Jason spoke to his personal legal journey and all things AI, including how AI will continue to drive our society in unforeseen ways, how it is changing our relationship with knowledge, and what this technology means for us all.


Play ball! Our alumni and their families will spend the evening at Fenway Park watching the Boston Red Sox take on the St. Louis Cardinals.

Sunday, May 14, 2023


Have you ever wondered what some of the biggest differences — and even similarities — are between working at a law firm like Goodwin and practicing law at a company? See what our alumni have to say.

I loved what I was doing and who I was working with at [Goodwin], but I was approached with the opportunity to go in-house, and I thought that, for me and my personality, in-house would be a good fit. I like being involved in deals from the initial stages through consummation and integration. On a macro level, I enjoy being part of the business, developing relationships throughout the organization and helping the company achieve its strategic goals and objectives.
Michael Heistein
Senior Vice President and Corporate Compliance Officer of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
In terms of coming back to Goodwin, I always kept in touch with people. That is my biggest advice – keep in touch with people you like and enjoy working with. Make sure you maintain relationships, especially with good bosses. You do not want to lose touch with them. Networks are really important and they could help you pursue an opportunity that becomes relevant to you in a way you never could have guessed.
Danielle Reyes
Partner, Goodwin
One of the things that we talk a lot about internally here is the balance between the important and the urgent. The important are the long-range, dedicated matters; the things that are going to define the course of history for the family and for our investment program. And then there is the urgent – any type of need that bubbles up on a daily basis, and which can be more of the fire drill variety. We always need to keep an eye on that and make sure that we are moving the important forward at the same time that we are managing the urgent.
Jay Sullivan
General Counsel at Sutton Place Investments

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