Press Release
May 20, 2024

Technology Partner Andrew Harper Joins Goodwin in Silicon Valley

Global law firm Goodwin announced today the addition of Andrew Harper as a Silicon Valley-based partner in the firm’s Technology and Climate Tech practices.

"Andrew is a highly-regarded emerging companies and venture capital lawyer who brings to Goodwin a practice that aligns perfectly with our strategic objectives”, said Craig Schmitz, co-chair of Goodwin’s Technology practice. “His diverse experience serving company and investor clients across a wide range of industries and geographies makes Andrew uniquely well-positioned to fuel Goodwin’s continued growth. Andrew has deep connections and experience in Europe and APAC and will play a critical role in Goodwin’s continued growth in those regions. In addition, Andrew’s focus in regulated spaces, such as climate tech, health tech, and life sciences, will complement our regulatory and industry practices extremely well. Andrew’s practice could not be a better fit for Goodwin’s global technology platform. We are delighted to welcome him to the Goodwin partnership.”

Andrew provides strategic counseling to emerging and high-growth companies on matters spanning the entire corporate lifecycle, including pre-incorporation planning, corporate governance, venture capital financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. He works with technology companies across all industries including AI, mobility, health tech, biotech, consumer, fintech, industrial tech, manufacturing, and SaaS. Andrew also does significant work in the climate tech space, regularly representing leading companies and investors.

“I was drawn to Goodwin by its unparalleled reputation as a powerhouse in the technology sector and its unmatched ability to support emerging companies at all stages of the corporate lifecycle from formation through IPO and beyond,” said Andrew Harper. “The firm's collaborative culture and industry-leading expertise across the industries driving today’s economy, coupled with its strong global footprint, provide an ideal platform for me to serve clients most effectively and drive meaningful impact here in the Bay Area and in the global venture community. Goodwin’s industry expertise also aligns well with my areas of industry focus, particularly climate tech."

Goodwin's Technology practice is widely recognized as a market leader, consistently ranking in the top tiers of various league tables and legal directories. The practice is strategically positioned at the intersection of new technology, investors, and emerging markets. The team’s more than 350 lawyers work with founders and investors from the earliest phases of development and commercialization through maturity, supporting clients at all stages of the corporate lifecycle.

The firm’s Climate Tech practice has the mission of supporting clients’ efforts to avert the worst consequences of the global environmental crisis by providing differentiated and highly sophisticated legal services to startups and startup investors in the climate technologies sector. Goodwin’s clients are developing and scaling innovations in climate software, renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, nuclear fusion, batteries, mobility, sustainable agriculture, materials science, advanced manufacturing, plastic alternatives, and other areas.