In the Press
November 25, 2022

‘An Emphasis on People and Culture’: Goodwin Names Pathak as New London Co-Head (Legal Business)

Goodwin has named Private Equity partner Ajay Pathak as its new London co-chair to replace Paul Lyons, who is stepping down after five years in the role. Pathak, who is ranked as a leading individual in The Legal 500, will lead the office alongside current co-chair Gemma Roberts, who succeeded Samantha Lake Coghlan in 2021. Pathak takes over the role as the firm prepares for its move into a larger city office next year, he told Legal Business: "We now have over 200 lawyers compared to just shy of 40 when I joined in 2017. That growth has been very focused around five key client industries, namely life sciences, technology, private equity, real estate and financial services, and the convergence between them. This strategy has allowed us to better serve our clients globally and puts us in a strong position as we look forward to the next chapter for the London office."