Lauren Falkowitz is an associate in the firm’s Private Equity group and is a member of the Private Investment Funds practice. She is also member of the Boston Hiring Committee, the Private Investment Funds US Knowledge Management Advisory Group, and the Private Investment Funds Training Committee.
Lauren’s practice focuses on all aspects of the formation, operation and ongoing maintenance of private investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, co-investments, fund-of-funds, secondaries and other investment advisory businesses in the United States and internationally. Lauren advises clients on both their formation and fundraising activities, as well as their ongoing operational affairs, including regulatory compliance, investor relations, governance, investment personnel matters and administrative considerations. She advises a range of clients from some of the most well-known multi-billion dollar global investment firms to much smaller firms forming early-stage venture capital funds. Her practice also includes advising sponsors on the design of general partner and management company structures.
In 2020, Lauren completed a six-month secondment with Charlesbank, where she advised on the fundraising of their recent private equity fund.
Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Lauren worked for nine years in the financial services sector; three years with MBNA, and six years with American Express.
Representative transactions include advising:
- TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, in the formation of multi-billion dollar growth private equity funds
- Charlesbank, a private equity firm with a middle-market focus, in the formation of multi-billion dollar private equity funds
- Lowercarbon Capital in their $800 million fundraise to combat climate change
- Acorn Bioventures in their venture capital fund formations
Lauren is a lecturer at Boston University School of Law, and currently teaches a course on private equity and venture capital transactions.
Lauren also maintains a robust pro bono practice. She assists small businesses and entrepreneurs through Goodwin’s Neighborhood Business Initiative (NBI) and serves on the NBI Steering Committee. This program, founded and run by Goodwin, brings business and legal services to entrepreneurs and small-business owners in the Greater Boston, New York and California area, who are members of underserved communities or whose businesses positively impact underserved neighborhoods.
Lauren is involved with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a US-based NGO devoted to the protection of unaccompanied and separated children, and particularly assists in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases.
Additionally, Lauren is a supervisor at the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project which provides pro bono legal research and analysis to entrepreneurs at Harvard and MIT.
Harvard Law School
Nova Southeastern University