Goodwin partner Cameron Contizano has been recognized by The National Law Journal as a DC Rising Star for 2023. The annual list highlights attorneys who have stood out for their work guiding clients through high-stakes transactions and litigation, their cutting-edge approaches to environmental, social, and corporate governance issues, as well as their diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Contizano is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group, and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) & Impact practice and of its Washington, DC office. Her broad practice ranges from middle-market M&A, large-cap, late-stage growth equity, and private company tender offers and secondaries, with a particular focus on impact investing around the world. In addition to a variety of global impact funds, Contizano is known for representing industry stalwarts throughout her career, and has counseled clients on investments into pioneering tech companies such as Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Spotify, Chime, Stripe, Brex, StockX, Airbnb, Auto1, DoorDash, and Checkout. She also helped to create and develop private tender offers, and possesses significant experience working on hundreds of such transactions.
Committed to bettering her community, Contizano has devoted time over the past year to Pro Bono, by participating in citizenship clinics, post-Dobbs related research projects, a responsible, human rights focused contracting initiative, and pro bono legal assistance focused on diverse clients starting small businesses through the firm’s Neighborhood Business Initiative. She is a member of Women@Goodwin, the firm’s affinity group for its women attorneys, and is active in various Women in Private Equity groups. Contizano has been previously recognized as a Law360 Rising Star for Private Equity and by Mergers & Acquisitions Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A as an Honorable Mention honoree, and was named an Emerging Woman Leader in Washington, DC Private Practice by DCA Live.
Winners will be recognized at an event in Washington, DC in October.