Heidi Goldstein Shepherd, Goodwin Procter LLP, Chief Talent Officer and Assistant General Counsel for Employment

Heidi Goldstein Shepherd

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Professional StaffChief Talent Officer and Assistant General Counsel for Employment
Heidi Goldstein Shepherd
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Heidi Goldstein Shepherd was named Chief Talent Officer for the firm in 2011 and the Assistant General Counsel for Employment in 2017. She was formerly a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice. Heidi is responsible for overseeing all professional development, diversity, equity + inclusion, leadership, recruiting, training, and human resources functions. She plays an integral role in managing the firm’s talent management activities.

Heidi joined Goodwin as a lateral associate in 1999. Previously, she had worked as an associate at Ropes & Gray, following a clerkship at the U.S. District Court in Vermont. She was named to the partnership in 2006.

Heidi has extensive experience representing management and institutional clients in all aspects of the employment relationship and counseled clients on a wide range of employment-related issues that arise in day-to-day business activities.




Boston College Law School

(magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)


Georgetown University

(cum laude)



  • Massachusetts