Partner Gregg Katz was recognized in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Pro Bono Spotlight, which highlights law firms and attorneys who devote significant time to pro bono work and improve the lives of their clients while maintaining the pace of their regular practice.
Katz is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology group who works on a wide variety of public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex transactions. Representing start-up and later-stage companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, Katz’s practice spans the entire corporate lifecycle, including pre-incorporation planning, venture capital financings, public offerings, SEC reporting and disclosure, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate representation and counseling.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly spotlighted Katz’s pro bono work with the EdLaw Project, a legal services organization affiliated with the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) that aims to break down the school-to-prison pipeline by connecting vulnerable children with education and advocacy services. Over the last nine years, Katz has overseen the representation of fourteen students with disabilities from low-income families across Massachusetts who were referred through the EdLaw Project. Katz and his teams have advocated on behalf of these clients to secure education-related services that meet their unique needs as well as ancillary services such as transportation. In addition to leading the relationship between Goodwin and the EdLaw Project and working directly with its clients, Katz has engaged more than fifteen Goodwin colleagues in this work.
“Pro bono work is a great way to use my legal expertise to give back to the community,” Katz noted. “I enjoy helping my clients obtain critical services or otherwise navigate difficult situations. The work is professionally and personally fulfilling, as the success in my pro bono work can be truly life-changing for my clients.”
Katz is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono and Hiring Committees, as well as the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. Katz also serves on the Board of Directors of the Hillel Council of New England.