Press Release January 11, 2016

Goodwin Procter Bolsters Private Investment Funds Practice with Addition of Elizabeth Roberts in Washington, D.C.

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Elizabeth Roberts has joined the firm as a partner in its Financial Institutions Group in Washington, D.C. Roberts counsels a wide range of fund sponsors and investors on forming private investment funds, partnerships, joint ventures and other complex transaction structures.

“Liz will play an integral role in the ongoing expansion of Goodwin’s global Private Investment Funds Practice as we continue to build on our long-standing commitment to the financial services industry and deepen our already robust bench to service the full spectrum of asset classes,” said Mark Bettencourt, Chair of Goodwin’s Business Law Department. “We are delighted to welcome Liz to the firm.” 

Roberts’ practice involves work across a variety of funds, including those focusing on private equity, venture capital, mezzanine, emerging markets, real estate, infrastructure, and small business investment companies. She has particular expertise in impact investing. She advises on fund formation, maintenance and governance matters, including matters relating to the Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. She also counsels institutional investors that invest in these funds. Roberts comes to Goodwin from Hogan Lovells, where she was a partner in its investment funds practice.

Roberts received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Trinity College. She is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and New York. She can be reached at or (202) 346-4135.

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.

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 900 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.