Press Release
June 8, 2022

Goodwin Welcomes Leading Technology Lifecycle Team in California

Chris Shoff, David Ajalat, and David Pendergast Join Santa Monica Office

Goodwin, the global law firm serving innovators and investors, today announced the addition of three partners in the firm’s Technology practice, resident in the Santa Monica office. The group includes Chris Shoff, David Ajalat, and David Pendergast.

“Los Angeles is the third largest venture capital market in the U.S. following Northern California and New York,” said Anthony McCusker, co-chair of Goodwin’s Technology practice. “As technology continues to dominate the economy, adding the combined skillsets of Chris, David, and David will be an immediate benefit to our clients. We are thrilled to welcome all three partners to Goodwin as we continue to amplify the strengths of our platform in Southern California and globally.”

Shoff, Ajalat and Pendergast represent emerging-growth companies as well as the venture capitalists and growth investors who finance them. The team advises clients on company formation and structuring, general corporate counseling, corporate governance, capital raising, IPOs, M&A, and SEC reporting and compliance.

Goodwin is top ranked in the latest global league tables for technology, life sciences, and healthcare M&A; venture capital and private equity rounds and exits; capital markets; and shareholder activism and takeover defense.