Press Release January 12, 2015

Goodwin Procter Expands Private Equity Group with Addition of Jay Schifferli in Washington, D.C.

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Jay Schifferli has joined the firm as a partner in its Private Equity Group in Washington, D.C. Schifferli comes to Goodwin from Kelley Drye & Warren, where he was chair of that firm’s private equity practice.

Schifferli focuses his practice on private equity; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; public and private securities offerings and compliance; and general corporate, securities and business matters.

He advises private equity funds and public and private companies across an array of areas including stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, tender offers, exchange offers, “going private” transactions and related financings. He also represents public companies and investor groups in compliance with SEC disclosure and reporting obligations and corporate governance matters.

“We are delighted to welcome an attorney of Jay’s experience and his Mid-Atlantic area market knowledge,” said John LeClaire, co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Equity Group. “His skills and relationships fit perfectly with our growing private equity practice in D.C., and he will play an important role in our growth in these markets and beyond.”

Schifferli received his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. cum laude from Georgetown University. He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Connecticut. He can be reached at or (202) 346-4186.

Goodwin Procter’s nationally recognized Private Equity Group focuses on buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity investments, and portfolio company transactions in the U.S. and internationally with a leading position in the U.S. middle-markets and growth equity. With a team of over 100 attorneys, the practice covers the full life cycle of clients’ investments – from fund formation to exit and everything in between. The firm’s Washington, D.C. office was established in 1994 and is home to over 100 attorneys with substantial experience in litigation and regulatory and business law.

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.

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