Press Release March 05, 2020

Goodwin Creates Client-Focused Chief Innovation Officer Role

Global law firm Goodwin today announced the creation of a Chief Innovation Officer position, and the appointment of Maureen Naughton to the role. Naughton will focus on partnering with Goodwin’s clients on new ways to anticipate, adapt to and capitalize on the ongoing changes across their dynamic and competitive industries. The role reports to Goodwin’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Caplan.

“As technological advancements profoundly disrupt the global economy, transform existing industries and create entirely new ones, our clients face the unprecedented challenge of pursuing emerging opportunities while adapting to new business realities,” said Mark Bettencourt, Goodwin’s Managing Partner. “Supporting clients through these changes across both the practice and the business of law is our top priority and is the reason we have created the Chief Innovation Officer role.”

“Maureen’s deep understanding of client issues combined with her Goodwin experience and institutional knowledge, make her the perfect candidate for this critical, new position,” said Caplan. “This appointment aligns perfectly with our strategy to promote client development through the business of law. We are thrilled that Maureen will serve as Goodwin’s first Chief Innovation Officer.”

Naughton joined Goodwin in 2015 and previously served as the Managing Director of the Program Management Office. In this role, she oversaw the firm’s project portfolio and key initiatives to ensure successful delivery, performance and strategic alignment to the firm’s goals and objectives. In 2018, Naughton took on an additional role leading litigation practice management for the firm. Earlier in her career, she served in senior operations roles within the financial industry.