Press Release November 02, 2015

Goodwin Procter Adds Private Investments Expert Luciana Aquino-Hagedorn in Boston

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Luciana Aquino-Hagedorn is joining the firm as a partner in its Financial Institutions Group in Boston. Luciana returns to Goodwin from Harvard Management Corporation (HMC), the entity responsible for managing Harvard University’s endowment, where she served most recently as Senior Vice President for HMC’s Natural Resources Group.

“We are very pleased to welcome Luciana back to the firm,” said Mark Bettencourt, Chair of Goodwin’s Business Law Department. “As we continue to broaden the scope of our global capabilities for institutional investors, Luciana’s extensive experience and market insight, in both fund formation and cross-border transactions, will be a significant resource for our clients. Her return further illustrates our commitment to continue to invest in our Financial Institutions Group, a long-standing key strength of our firm.”

Aquino-Hagedorn has diverse experience in both portfolio management and as a transactional lawyer. She focuses her transactional practice on cross-border emerging market investments and investments in natural resources, and has particular expertise structuring and negotiating complex investments, restructurings and exits, in addition to managing general legal requirements for these investments on an ongoing basis with sensitivity to the implications of local laws. In addition, she has developed significant business and market insight from her first-hand experience as part of an institutional investment team at HMC.

“Luciana joins our dynamic team of highly skilled transactional lawyers serving institutional investors, asset managers and other stakeholders in the financial services industry,” said Bill Mayer, Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group. “She has robust experience from working with one of the world’s renowned institutional investors, and we are delighted to add her expertise to our strong private funds and direct investments practice and deepen our service offerings for clients.”

At HMC, Aquino-Hagedorn was involved in all legal aspects of its natural resources investment portfolio, overseeing U.S. outside counsel and foreign counsel in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Australasia. Prior to her tenure at HMC, she was a financial services transactional lawyer at Goodwin Procter. Aquino-Hagedorn is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and Buenos Aires (Argentina). She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, her LL.M. from Columbia Law School and her LL.B. from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She can be reached at or (617) 570-1833.

Goodwin has long been recognized as one of the leading law firms serving the diverse needs of financial institutions. In the asset management industry, the firm’s financial institutions transaction attorneys are consistently recognized globally for sophisticated business and regulatory expertise representing the full range of asset management clients, including independent investment advisory firms, private investment funds, banks and bank holding companies, broker-dealers, fiduciary service providers, financial technology companies, insurance companies, specialty finance companies and wealth managers. Its Financial Institutions Group combines savvy technical expertise and in-depth understanding of the financial markets to unlock business opportunities for clients through innovative, value-added solutions.

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.