Elena Hera

Elena Hera

Elena Hera
New York
+1 212 459 7330

Elena Hera is an associate in the ESG & Impact Practice and Public Company Advisory & Capital Markets Practice (latter with a REIT focus). 

Elena advises clients on a wide variety of ESG issues, including legal and regulatory compliance, investor demands, litigation risk assessment and voluntary reporting frameworks. She recently completed an eight-month secondment leading ESG legal efforts for a top global investment firm, with a focus on fund formation and marketing, due diligence, public disclosure, voluntary reporting, and development of internal policies and processes. 

Elena also serves as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for a diverse group of publicly traded companies, including real estate investment trusts (medical, residential, hospitality, office and retail). She counsels clients on SEC and stock exchange compliance and corporate governance items (board matters, internal policies and procedures, compensation-related matters, etc.). Elena has represented issuers and investment banks in connection with IPOs, registered equity and debt offerings, private placements, debt tender and exchange offers, and ATM offerings.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Elena was an associate in the Public Company Representation and Capital Markets group of Latham & Watkins LLP.




University of California, Berkeley School of Law


University of Bucharest, Romania

(National Merit Scholarship)



  • California
  • New York