Awards and Rankings May 30, 2019

The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes 195 Goodwin Lawyers and 41 Practice Groups

The 2019 edition of The Legal 500 United States recognized Goodwin for excellence in 41 practice areas, including as a Top Tier firm (*) in two of these areas. The annual legal directory also recognized 195 Goodwin lawyers, including 14 Leading Lawyers and 10 Next Generation Lawyers.

The Legal 500 United States surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their field. The rankings assess qualities such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.

Goodwin is ranked across the following practice areas:

  • Antitrust - Merger Control
  • Dispute Resolution - Appellate - Courts of Appeals
  • Dispute Resolution - Appellate - Supreme Courts (States and Federal)
  • Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to individuals
  • Dispute Resolution - Financial Services Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution – Leading Trial Lawyers
  • Dispute Resolution - M&A Litigation: Defense
  • Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (including Tobacco) - Defense
  • Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense
  • Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort – Defense
  • Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Finance - Capital Markets – Debt - Advice to Issuers
  • Finance - Capital Markets - Equity Offerings - Advice to Issuers
  • Finance - Capital Markets - Equity Offerings - Advice to Managers
  • Finance – Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate
  • Industry Focus - Environment: Litigation
  • Industry Focus - Environment: Regulatory
  • Industry Focus - Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property – Patents: Litigation (Full coverage)
  • Intellectual Property - Patents: Licensing
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management - Alternative/Hedge Funds
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management - Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management - Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)
  • Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional
  • Labor and Employment - ERISA Litigation
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Commercial Deals and Contracts
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Corporate Governance
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Private Equity Buyouts
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms - Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection)
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms - Data Privacy and Data Protection
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms - Fintech
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms - Technology Transactions *
  • Real Estate - Land Use/Zoning
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) *
  •  Tax - US Taxes: Non-Contentious