Patricia Johansen

Patricia Johansen

Professional StaffManaging Director, Knowledge Management - BLD & Counsel
Patricia Johansen
+1 617 570 1730

Patty Johansen is Goodwin’s Managing Director of Knowledge Management for Business Law and also serves as Counsel. Patty focuses on knowledge management and practice innovation to enable the firm's Business Law attorneys to deliver high value legal services to firm clients. Patty and her team are responsible for efficiency-enhancing technologies, such as artificial intelligence and document automation, that enhance attorney workflows and processes. Patty’s work on Goodwin’s “What’s Market” deal-term analytics platform was named the winner of the “Best Use of Technology” award at the 2022 American Lawyer Industry Awards. And her work on Goodwin’s innovative legal collaboration with Shoobx, a web-based ecosystem for startups, was shortlisted as a nominee for the ILTA 2017 Innovative Project of the Year Award – Client Facing.

Patty directs a staff of knowledge management lawyers tasked to develop know how, monitor legal developments, and deliver practice tools. She also oversees the capture and leverage of the firm’s business law experience, and the maintenance of knowledge sharing platforms for the Business Law department.

Prior to rejoining Goodwin in 2005, Patty was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, and prior to that, Senior Legal Counsel at Fidelity Investments. Patty started her legal career at Goodwin as a corporate associate.

Patty holds a JD from Boston College Law School (magna cum laude) and a BA from Bucknell University (magna cum laude).