Press Release December 03, 2018

Derivatives Lawyer John Servidio Joins Goodwin’s Capital Markets Group

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that John Servidio has joined the firm’s New York office as partner in its Capital Markets group.

Servidio represents banks, investment funds and issuers in structuring corporate derivative, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions.  He assists clients with hedging structures involving equity, interest rate, foreign currency, energy and commodity derivatives. He also advises dealers, asset managers and corporate clients on resolving issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities Exchange Commission rules and regulations.

Servidio’s previous experience includes serving as assistant general counsel at Merrill Lynch and as an attorney in the legal department at another significant investment banking firm.  Before law school, he was an analyst in the real estate group at a large commercial bank.

“Goodwin acts for the most sophisticated clients, representing issuers, investment banks and financial sponsors across the full spectrum of corporate financing transactions,” said Jim Barri, who co-chairs the firm’s Debt Capital Markets practice with Ettore Santucci. “John’s impressive depth in converts, derivatives, hedges and structured products and his ability to seamlessly execute these increasingly complicated transactions will be a great complement to our comprehensive, full-service offering. We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”

Servidio can be reached at or 212.813.8964.

Goodwin’s Capital Markets practice is one of the most active in the United States, serving as outside counsel to public and private companies in a broad array of industries. Goodwin has advised both issuer and underwriter clients on roughly 720 U.S. securities offerings with an aggregate value approaching $233 billion over the past five years.