Goodwin partner Aly Simons was named to the Daily Journal’s 2019 40 Under 40 list. The award recognizes up and coming lawyers for their impact on the industry, leadership in the legal community and activities in bar organizations.
Simons is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its M&A/Corporate Governance and Technology Companies groups, specializing in coaching boards and executives through successful M&A exits and helping companies grow their businesses and realize value through acquisition. She also advises companies in all stages of growth, and has experience advising venture funds and growth equity funds in a variety of investment transactions including structuring and executing secondary sales and other private liquidity programs.
The Daily Journal noted Simons’ counseling of Singapore Telecommunications and its subsidiary, Amobee, in their $119 million acquisition of Videology, Inc. The transaction was especially unique as Videology had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and was in the midst of a highly competitive auction, which Amobee won due in large part to Simons’ bidding strategy.
Simons was also recognized for her leadership, teamwork and poise under pressure, as she is called the “go-to crisis person” for clients facing difficult circumstances.
“I love what I do and I really care about my clients, both as business entities but also as people,” Simons said in her interview with the Daily Journal. “I hope . . . that comes through in everything else that I do.”
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