Press Release
September 12, 2023

Growth Equity Partner Leon Johnson Joins Goodwin in San Francisco

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Leon Johnson joined the firm’s Private Equity practice as a partner, resident in the San Francisco office.

“Leon is a highly-experienced private equity and growth equity lawyer who brings additional depth to our global, market-leading private equity practice that represents more than 500 private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, senior management teams, and financial institutions,” said Brian McPeake, co-chair of the firm’s Private Equity practice. “We are thrilled to welcome Leon to Goodwin as we continue to bring best-in-class capabilities and insights to our clients on the West Coast, nationally, and globally.”

With a particular focus on and expertise in late stage growth equity transactions, Leon advises private equity sponsors and public and private company clients in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts and related general corporate counseling.

Goodwin has the world’s most active private equity practice. The firm has been named the number one firm for global M&A deal volume by Refinitiv for three years running. According to the latest full-year league tables, Goodwin advised clients on more than 1,000 transactions – 20 percent more than any other law firm. The practice focuses on buyouts, growth equity, private investment fund formation, debt finance, and portfolio companies representation. It offers unparalleled support across litigation, intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity, executive compensation, labor and employment, and tax.