Awards and Rankings
June 11, 2021

The Legal 500 United States 2021 Recognizes Goodwin as the Top Firm for Innovators and Investors

Gilbert G. MennaJoanne M. GrayMarco E. AdelfioWilliam M. JayAlison V. DouglassBrett M. SchumanBrian E. PastuszenskiEttore A. SantucciJames O. FlecknerJennifer FisherKingsley L. TaftRichard M. StrassbergStephen G. CharkoudianStuart M. CableThomas M. HefferonWilliam D. CollinsKimberly Monty HolzelRobert E. PuopoloYoel KranzAdam BellackAdam SlutskyAlexander VarondAlexandra D. ValentiAndrew KimAndy LockAndrew J. WeidhaasAnna E. DodsonAnthony J. McCuskerBarzin PakandamBethany P. WithersBradley C. WeberBrian BurgessBrian H. MukherjeeBrooks R. BrownCalvin E. WingfieldCatherine McCartyChristopher J. DennDaniel P. AdamsDanielle M. LauzonDarryl M. WooDaryl L. WiesenDavid J. ApfelDavid L. PermutDavid W. WatsonDavid J. ZimmerDeborah S. BirnbachDouglas H. FlaumEdward L. GlazerEdwin M. O'ConnorElaine Herrmann BlaisEmily L. RapalinoGerard J. CedroneGrant P. FondoGretchen ScottHoward A. CubellHoward S. SteelIan O’DonnellJohn J. ClearyJacqueline KlosekJaime A. SantosJames P.C. BarriJames T. MattusJames D. RileyJanet AndolinaJared J. FineJennifer K. BralowerJennifer NecasJames M. BroderickJames W. McGarryJoseph C. TheisJohn ServidioJohn J. EganJohn M. FergusonJohn T. HaggertyJohn R. LeClaireJon M. HerzogJoseph L. Johnson IIIJoseph F. SavageKelsey LemasterKenneth J. GordonKevin V. LamKevin P. MartinKoray J. BulutKristina BiekerKristopher RingW. Kyle TaymanLawrence E. KaplanLinnea P. CiprianoLisa R. HaddadLynda T. GalliganMark J. AbateMark E. TullyMartin R. HealyMichael S. GiannottoMichael H. GoldsteinMichael J. KendallMike WhalenMinta E. KayMitchell S. BloomH. Neal SandfordNeel ChatterjeeNoelle C. DubianskyPJ McCarthyPatrick S. MenascoPaul S. JinPaul J. VerbeseyRichard A. OetheimerRobert S. ForeRobert FredericksonRomina WeissSabrina PoulosSarah A. SolomonScott C. ChaseScott A. WebsterSrikanth K. ReddyStuart L. RosenthalThomas A. BeaudoinWilliam E. Growney, Jr.William J. HarringtonWilliam P. WeintraubChristopher L. VersfeltSteven Tjoe

The Legal 500 United States has recognized Goodwin’s unmatched capacity to represent the innovators and investors at the forefront of the increasingly technologically-enabled economy, naming Goodwin a top-tier firm for Technology Transactions, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, and Patents: Licensing. The 2021 edition of the annual guide stated that Goodwin “has deep roots in the technology industry, and is commended for its great business insight and advice — not just legal advice.”

Goodwin’s commitment to innovation and its clients also resulted in standout rankings for cutting-edge practices including Cyber Law, Fintech, Cannabis and Trademarks. Furthermore, Legal 500 continued to highly rank the firm across key industry verticals such as Private Equity Buyouts, Healthcare: Life Sciences, Financial Services: Litigation and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS).

Goodwin was recognized in 40 total practice areas and received 188 lawyer rankings spanning a variety of specialties. Among the firm’s lawyers noted for excellence are seven Hall of Fame Lawyers, thirteen Leading Lawyers, eleven Next Generation Partners and four Rising Stars.

The Goodwin practices ranked in The Legal 500 United States include:

  • Alternative/Hedge Funds
  • Appellate — Courts of Appeals
  • Appellate — Supreme Courts
  • Cannabis
  • Capital Markets: Debt — Advice to Issuers
  • Capital Markets: Debt — Advice to Underwriters
  • Capital Markets: Equity — Advice to Issuers
  • Capital Markets: Equity — Advice to Managers
  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
  • Cyber Law (including Data Privacy & Data Protection)
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactions
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Financial Services: Litigation
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Leading Trial Lawyers
  • M&A Litigation: Defense
  • M&A: Middle-Market
  • Merger Control
  • Mutual/Registered/Exchange — Traded Funds
  • Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
  • Patents: Licensing
  • Private Equity Buyouts
  • Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action — Defense: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action — Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate
  • Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards
  • Technology Transactions
  • Trade Secrets
  • US Taxes: Non-Contentious
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

To see all of the Goodwin lawyers and practices in The Legal 500 US 2021 rankings, click here.