Press Release
July 25, 2023

Goodwin Deepens Venture Capital Funds Platform with Partners Nicole Peppe and Luke Bagley in Boston

Global law firm Goodwin today announced the continued expansion of its global Private Investment Funds practice with the appointment of Nicole Peppe and Luke Bagley as partners, resident in the Boston office. The firm recently announced funds partners Manny Lauredo and Krishna Skandakumar in New York.

“Nicole and Luke’s collective venture funds expertise, particularly in the technology and life sciences industries, will be invaluable to our clients,” said Mandee Gruen, co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice. “Both partners complement our highly regarded funds practice which counsels funds of all stages active in private equity, real estate, venture capital, infrastructure, hedge funds, and debt and credit asset classes. We are delighted Nicole and Luke have chosen to join Goodwin.”

Nicole and Luke represent investment managers in fund formation and ongoing operational matters relating to domestic and international venture capital, growth equity and private equity funds and funds of funds, ranging from some of the most well-known multibillion dollar investment firms to angel and seed stage funds. Nicole and Luke practice across many industries, including technology and life sciences.

“Goodwin’s market-leading technology and life sciences platform is uniquely positioned to support our clients in the venture capital ecosystem,” said Ken Gordon, co-chair of Goodwin’s Technology practice. “We are excited to have Nicole and Luke on our team as our clients continue to partner with us to achieve their strategic objectives.”

With over 200 dedicated lawyers and over fifty years of experience as innovators in fund structuring, Goodwin’s global Private Investment Funds team represents over 1,000 investment managers worldwide. The firm advises clients with funds ranging from less than $10 million to over $25 billion, with a particular focus in the private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences sectors. The firm was recently named the Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law Firm of the Year by US News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023.

Refinitiv named Goodwin the number one legal advisor for venture capital and private equity rounds by deal count in its 2022 league tables. PitchBook’s global league tables ranked Goodwin as the number one legal advisor in the world for venture capital exits by deal count in 2022. The firm was also named a top dealmaker by Mergermarket M&A Deal Drivers (Americas) league tables for technology, media, and telecom M&A, and pharma, medical, and biotech M&A.