Press Release
September 11, 2012

Goodwin Procter Expands Debt Finance and Private Equity Practices With Addition of Laura A. Rupenian in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2012 — Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Laura A. Rupenian has joined the firm’s Business Law Department in its San Francisco office as a member of Goodwin’s Debt Finance and Private Equity Practices. She will focus on advising private equity groups as well as public and private companies on a broad spectrum of domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions. Rupenian joins Goodwin from Kirkland & Ellis where she spent 11 years, including five years as a partner in their Debt Finance Group.

Rupenian will advise clients on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured debt financing arrangements, including senior, mezzanine, and subordinated debt facilities. She also advises leading companies and private equity firms on acquisition-financing transactions, working capital facilities, recapitalizations and loan restructurings.
“The addition of Laura to our national team further strengthens our ability to serve clients seeking innovative financing support for leveraged buyout and recapitalization transactions,” said Mark Bettencourt, Chairman of Goodwin’s Business Law Department.  “We also expect that she will work closely with our Technology Companies group in Silicon Valley on venture debt and credit arrangements for other technology-driven deals.  We’re delighted that she has chosen to join Goodwin as we continue to expand our California presence.”

Rupenian earned her LL.M. from Northwestern University and her J.D. from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She’s licensed to practice in California and Argentina.

She can be reached at 415.733.6019 or at

Goodwin Procter’s Debt Finance Practice represents both borrowers and lenders, including private equity groups and public and private companies, as well major domestic and international banks, insurance and finance companies and institutional investors in structuring, documenting and administering a wide range of financial transactions. The practice also represents lenders on individual relationships with borrowers and represents agents and other lenders on large syndicated credit facilities.

The firm’s nationally recognized Private Equity Practice focuses on buyouts, recapitalizations and portfolio company transactions for leading investors in the U.S. and abroad.  The practice covers the full life cycle of clients’ investments — from fund formation to exit.  It is particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions and for its practical, client-oriented approach.

The firm’s San Francisco office opened in 2006 and includes more than 25 lawyers who focus on real estate, private equity, leveraged finance, technology, life sciences, patent litigation and complex business litigation involving antitrust, products liability and mass torts, environment, securities, labor and employment, false advertising, construction, patent, trademark and media law.

About Goodwin Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial services; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @GoodwinProcter.