Press Release
September 28, 2016

Three Goodwin Partners Receive National Law Journal’s Trailblazer Award

Goodwin partners Deborah Birnbach and Chris Wilson were named 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazers by the National Law Journal. The award recognizes 48 attorneys nationwide who have changed their field of law through cutting-edge, innovative work.

Birnbach, a partner in Goodwin’s Securities Litigation Practice and White Collar Defense Practice, was honored by the National Law Journal for her team’s work in the Trulia-Zillow merger, a case that represented “the end of extortionate disclosure-based settlements.”

Small, a partner in the firm's Private Equity Practice and M&A/Corporate Governance Practice, was selected for his representation of Reliant Hospital Partners and its majority equity holder in its sale to HealthSouth Corp., which involved a complex structure and regulatory overlay.

Wilson, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Practice, was recognized for advising clients to use a representation and warranty insurance approach, rather than the traditional indemnification model, helping to diffuse negotiations and expedite deals.

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