Press Release
April 16, 2024

Goodwin Welcomes Prominent Litigation Partner Patrick Gunn in San Francisco

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Patrick Gunn joined the firm’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice as a partner, resident in the San Francisco office.

“Patrick is a seasoned trial lawyer with an outstanding reputation in the Northern California market and strong commercial litigation experience, especially in the technology, venture capital, and real estate industries,” said William Jay, co-chair of Goodwin’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. “Combining his versatile practice with our top-tier litigation platform will further strengthen our capabilities to serve our clients and resolve their most challenging legal issues.”

Patrick represents companies and individuals in the technology, venture capital, and real estate industries and has handled a wide variety of complex business disputes, including commercial contract litigation, shareholder derivative actions, trade secret matters, and partnership disputes. Patrick has particular expertise in real estate litigation. For 30 years, he has represented real estate sponsors, developers, owners, and investors in disputes concerning acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, and financing.

“We are excited to welcome Patrick to our team. He has exceptional expertise litigating cases for companies in Goodwin’s core industries,” said Jennifer Fisher, leader of Goodwin’s Northern California litigation practice. “His addition comes at a pivotal moment as we continue to strategically scale our litigation team in California and solidify our position as a market leader in tech and real estate litigation.”

Goodwin’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice comprises 200+ litigators across the United States and Europe with extensive experience with high-profile matters across multiple industries, including technology, life sciences, healthcare, financial services, real estate, and private equity. The team represents clients in trials, arbitrations, appeals, and negotiations and provides counseling on compliance, litigation avoidance, and risk management. Goodwin’s litigation practices are highly ranked across specialties and geographies by leading industry publications including The American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, Daily Journal, Chambers, Legal 500, Law360, and U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”