Press Release
March 5, 2020

Goodwin Expands Capital-Meets-Innovation Platform in Silicon Beach, Southern California’s Prominent Tech Hub


Firm Welcomes Technology Partners Geoff Ossias and Tim Poydenis in Santa Monica 

Global law firm Goodwin announced today the addition of three partners to its Santa Monica office to support the continued growth of its diverse technology and private equity client base. Geoff Ossias join Goodwin as partners in its Technology practice.

“As technology continues to converge into every industry, Goodwin is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of both investors and innovators in Silicon Beach’s robust ecosystem,” said Anthony McCusker, Chair of Goodwin’s Technology group. “Increasingly our technology, venture capital and private equity clients are doing business in this region, creating greater demand for our platform. The collective talent and industry experience of Geoff, Sean and Tim complement our offering perfectly.”

Goodwin’s Santa Monica office opened in 2019 with a focus on the technology and private equity industry verticals. The firm has more than 500 lawyers focused solely on the technology, life sciences and private equity industries globally, including more than 150 across Northern and Southern California.

Ossias and Poydenis represent startups, early- and growth-stage companies, venture capital investors, angel investors, private equity funds and strategic investors in a broad range of technology-driven sectors such as healthcare, biotechnology, financial services, renewable energy, cybersecurity, marketing and sales automation, e-commerce, health and wellness, cosmetics, and sports and entertainment. They assist clients in a wide variety of transactions, including equity offerings, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, exclusive license arrangements, strategic partnerships, restructurings and the resolution of complex corporate governance matters.

Ossias received his A.B. from Vassar College, his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and his M.J. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Arizona and California State Bars. Ossias is listed in Chambers USA "America's Leading Lawyers" for Corporate: Mergers and Acquisitions. He can be reached at (424) 252.6407 and

Goodwin’s Technology practice supports clients throughout all stages of the company life cycle. It is consistently recognized among the most elite in the industry by Mergermarket, Bloomberg, PitchBook, Chambers and Thomson Reuters. In 2019, league tables ranked Goodwin as a top three firm (by deal count) across a number of categories, including Issuer US IPOs; Issuer US Equity Offerings; US Buyouts and Exits; US Buyouts; US Exits; as well as both Global and U.S. Mid-Market M&A deals.