Press Release
March 16, 2022

Goodwin Welcomes Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Partner Jonathan Shapiro in San Francisco

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Jonathan Shapiro joined the firm’s Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice as a partner, resident in the San Francisco office.

“Jon is an incredibly talented trial lawyer and a perfect addition to our team as we continue to add litigation bench strength in Northern California amid sustained client demand,” said Jim McGarry, co-chair of Goodwin’s Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. “Our clients — particularly those operating and investing in the technology, fintech, private equity, and life sciences industries — continue to face risks and challenges with securities and business litigation and government investigations. We are thrilled to enhance our capabilities with Jon’s arrival.”

Shapiro’s practice is focused on securities litigation, government enforcement actions, and commercial litigation. He counsels clients in a range of securities matters, including class actions, securities fraud, and M&A litigation. Shapiro has litigated class actions, challenges to corporate transactions and governance, and other matters regarding allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, including jury and bench trials. He regularly defends and conducts internal and regulatory investigations on behalf of clients facing actions by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, and other entities. Shapiro has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, Litigation: Securities in California.Prior to joining Goodwin, Shapiro served as chair of an international law firm’s California litigation department.

Goodwin’s litigation department is highly ranked nationally and in California by leading industry publications including The American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, Managing IP, Daily Journal, Chambers, Legal 500, and U.S. News — Best Lawyers.

Joanne Gray, chair of Goodwin’s litigation department, noted that the firm is committed to growing its Litigation Department. “Goodwin’s litigation headcount has grown by nearly 20 percent in the past two years. In California, in particular, the litigation team has grown by 40 percent in the past two years.” This includes the addition of California partners Matt Kanny, Arman Oruc, and Jennifer Fisher.