Press Release
November 27, 2023

Leading Capital Markets Partner David Lynn Joins Goodwin to Chair Public Company Advisory Practice

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that David Lynn joined the firm as chair of its Public Company Advisory practice, and partner in its Capital Markets practice. He is resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

“Dave is a highly sought after counselor to public companies and is a leading authority on securities and governance matters,” said Edwin O’Connor, co-chair of Goodwin’s Capital Markets practice. “His tremendous capital markets, governance, securities, and regulatory experience is unmatched and will be immensely beneficial to Goodwin’s diverse client base. We are thrilled to welcome Dave to the firm as we continue to enhance our market-leading offering under his leadership.”

Dave’s practice is focused on advising companies, boards of directors, and underwriters on regulatory matters, securities transactions and corporate governance. He served for over a decade at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including as Chief Counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance. In his role as Chief Counsel, Dave provided interpretive advice, formulated policy recommendations and led rulemaking efforts. He is a widely-recognized thought leader on securities and governance issues, including Senior Editor of, a leading source on securities, governance, executive compensation, and corporate law matters.

Goodwin advises over 600 public companies in various corporate and litigation matters. The firm’s Public Company Advisory lawyers are routinely recognized for excellence in capital markets transactions, SEC reporting and compliance, shareholder activism and takeover defense, public company M&A, and corporate and securities litigation. Most recently, the Bloomberg H1 2023 Shareholder Activism league tables highlighted Goodwin as the Top Company Side Adviser for the Communications Sector.

Goodwin’s Capital Markets practice is routinely recognized for excellence around the world by Chambers, The Legal 500, and IFLR1000. Bloomberg's H1 2023 capital markets league tables highly rank Goodwin for its ability to advise clients on US equity linked capital markets transactions, as well as for US equity offerings on behalf of issuers, and global equity, equity linked, and rights transactions on behalf of issuers.