Bethany Withers

Bethany P. Withers

Bethany P. Withers
+1 617 570 8732

Bethany Withers is a partner in Goodwin’s Strategic Technology Transactions and Licensing practice and a member of the firm’s Technology group. Ms. Withers concentrates on technology, data, publicity rights and intellectual property matters, including technology and data transfers and licensing; collaboration, strategic alliance and joint development agreements; celebrity endorsement and influencer agreements and related social media and marketing programs; compliance with sweepstakes and promotion laws; and due diligence and other intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital and private equity transactions.

Ms. Withers works with a broad base of start-up, venture-back, and growth companies in a variety of sectors, including consumer and enterprise software; cosmetics and fashion; media and entertainment; fintech; medtech; digital health and wellness. She also represents individual celebrities and influencers in connection with endorsement and licensing deals. She joined Goodwin in 2011 and is a member of the Boston Hiring Committee.

Professional Activities

Ms. Withers  serves as an advisor at the Harvard iLab, advising student startups on intellectual property and licensing-related matters.




Harvard Law School

(cum laude)


New York University


Boston College

(magna cum laude)



  • Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

Ms. Withers was identified as “One to Watch” in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and a 2021 recommended lawyer for Patents: licensing by The Legal 500.