Jennifer Maimone-Medwick

Jennifer Maimone-Medwick

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Jennifer Maimone-Medwick
New York
+1 212 813 8891

Jennifer Maimone-Medwick is counsel at Goodwin in the firm’s Tax-Exempt Organizations practice. She advises a variety of international and domestic exempt organizations, including all forms of private foundations and public charities, as well as taxable entities, on structural and operational issues, including formation, governance, mergers, reorganizations, political campaign activity and lobbying, domestic and international grantmaking, program-related investments, compliance with intermediate sanctions, and self-dealing rules and taxation. Jennifer also advises donors to, and the governing bodies of, exempt organizations.

Professional Activities

Jennifer is a member of the New York City and American Bar Associations. She is a regular speaker on topics of interest to tax-exempt organizations and has presented on various topics, including at the annual Georgetown conference on Representing & Managing Tax Exempt Organizations and the Practising Law Institute’s program on Advising Nonprofit Organizations, among others. In 2023, she is also serving as co-chair of Practicing Law Institute’s program on Advising Nonprofit Organizations.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Jennifer was in-house counsel at two large private foundations in New York, where she was responsible for providing legal representation on a wide range of matters, including board advice, compliance with the laws governing private foundations and all aspects of alternative investments, as well as general corporate, governance, commercial, transactional, intellectual property, and employment law.

Prior to her in-house experience, Jennifer was a senior associate in the Exempt Organizations department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Her experience included advising private foundations, public charities, and other tax-exempt organizations on a variety of legal, structural, and operating issues, including governance, domestic and international grantmaking, tax issues, and endowment investment matters. Jennifer also worked closely with Simpson Thacher’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Funds departments, and served on the firm’s Associate and Women’s Committees.




Cornell Law School

(Note Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy)

BAPublic Health

Johns Hopkins University

(with concentrations in Health Policy & Management and Psychology)



  • New York