Press Release September 23, 2014

Goodwin Procter Expands FinTech Platform

Goodwin Procter has expanded its FinTech Practice, naming practice area leaders and consolidating under a single platform its market-leading experience in both the technology and financial services industries and its established presence in key industry markets. The FinTech Practice is backed by a cross-disciplinary team of more than 60 attorneys with expertise in financial services, private equity, technology, investigations, and intellectual property, consumer financial services, business and securities litigation.

Attorneys in Goodwin’s FinTech Practice counsel a wide variety of clients in the FinTech sector, advising them on a broad range of matters, including digital currencies, payment systems, online foreign exchanges, peer-to-peer lending, global securities lending and trading, consumer privacy and information management, financial risk assessment and payroll management solutions.

Goodwin’s deep expertise advising FinTech clients includes:

  • Private equity and venture capital financing;
  • M&A transactions;
  • IPOs and other exits;
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances, outsourcing;
  • IP counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation;
  • Financial services regulatory counseling, licensing and litigation;
  • Privacy and data security compliance counseling, analytics and litigation;
  • Defense of AG, FTC, and other government enforcement actions

“Over the last several years, technology has had a profound effect on the financial services industry and has ushered in a new wave of innovation that expands market reach and opens the door for new business opportunities,” said Amber Dolman, co-leader of Goodwin’s FinTech practice. “Goodwin’s extensive experience with emerging technology companies and established financial institutions, brings together the right depth, resources, and skill set to help companies navigate stringent oversight and regulation, handle complex disputes and litigation and capitalize on new business opportunities.”

The practice is led by partners Robert Bishop (617-570-1591), Amber Dolman (617-570-1538) and Brian McPeake (415-733-6077).

Please visit Goodwin’s FinTech Practice web page to learn more.