Awards and Rankings
March 8, 2024

Women, Influence & Power in Law UK Awards Recognize Sophie McGrath for Collaborative Leadership


Goodwin partner Sophie McGrath was the recipient of the Collaborative Leadership Award at the 2024 Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) UK Awards ceremony in London on March 6. The WIPL awards honor the top women lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession over the past year. The Collaborative Leadership category recognizes those women who have stood out for bringing others with them as they find success.

Described by Chambers as “a superb corporate lawyer,” Sophie is a partner in Goodwin’s Life Sciences, Healthcare and Technology groups, with over 20 years of experience focusing on transactions in the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors, acting for companies at all stages of development, as well as investors and management teams. She advises on a wide range of corporate matters, including private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and restructurings.

As one of the leaders of Goodwin’s Women’s Health and Wellness initiative, Sophie is heavily involved in supporting entrepreneurs, companies and investors dedicated to advancing innovation in the field of women’s health and wellness. Sophie is also passionate about promoting and supporting women in the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors, representing an impressive portfolio of women led companies such as Micrographia, Dunad, Aavantgarde and Jeito, the first women led life sciences focused venture capital fund. Sophie also leads various initiatives and events at Goodwin focusing on women, including its annual Women in Life Sciences networking event and its Female Founders Dinner. These events are aimed at bringing together a strong collective of women professionals, to allow them to grow their networks and to meet and discuss their experiences and challenges.

Sophie has consistently been ranked by The Legal 500 UK for Venture Capital since 2013, and is one of only two women ranked in Chambers UK for Venture Capital. She has also been shortlisted for Legal Advisor of the Year by the Women in Finance Summit & Awards Series in 2021-2023.