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February 13, 2014

Goodwin Procter Names Lynda Galligan Chair of Silicon Valley Office

Goodwin Procter LLP, a national AmLaw 50 firm, today announced that partner Lynda Galligan has been named chair of its Silicon Valley office. Galligan succeeds Anthony McCusker, who will continue to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee and lead the firm’s Technology Practice. McCusker assumed the role of office chair in 2012.

Galligan, a partner since 2007, is a member of the firm’s ERISA & Executive Compensation Practice. She moved to the firm’s Silicon Valley office in 2011 and has worked extensively with both technology and life sciences companies on a variety of deals and matters across the corporate life cycle. Her clients include public and private companies, as well employers and executives. Prior to attending law school, Galligan served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“Lynda has been a key presence in our Silicon Valley office and we are confident that her client experience and leadership skills will contribute significantly to our continued growth in Northern California,” said Regina Pisa, chairman of Goodwin Procter. “Anthony has done an outstanding job of cementing and elevating our presence in the Valley and the ongoing success of that office is a testament to his strategic vision and leadership.”

Galligan received her B.A. from Purdue University, and her J.D. from Boston College Law School. She can be reached at 650.752.3167 or

Goodwin’s Silicon Valley office opened in 2007 and has nearly 50 attorneys. Providing both business and litigation services, the office has particular expertise in private equity, technology and life sciences, IP litigation, securities, SEC investigations and enforcement, and labor and employment matters.

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 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 and life sciences companies; financial institutions; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.