Awards and Rankings June 16, 2020

The Legal 500 US 2020 Names Goodwin a Top-Tier Firm for Technology Transactions

The Legal 500 United States 2020 has named Goodwin a top-tier firm for Technology Transactions. The annual rankings praised Goodwin for its “responsiveness, pragmatism, business acumen and technical prowess,” calling the firm’s lawyers “extraordinarily strong on emerging trends and complex issues.”

Goodwin’s focus on technology and innovation also resulted in rankings for cutting-edge practices including Cyber Law, FinTech, Patents: Licensing and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, as well as key industry verticals such as Private Equity Buyouts, Healthcare: Life Sciences and Real Estate. These recognitions reflect the firm’s unique capital-meets-innovation platform, which positions Goodwin as the firm for advising both the innovators and the investors disrupting industries around the world. 

In addition to being recognized in 39 practice areas, 191 Goodwin lawyers were highly ranked in their respective fields. Among the firm’s lawyers noted for excellence are five Hall of Fame Lawyers, twelve Leading Lawyers, twelve Next Generation Partners and three Rising Stars. 

The Goodwin practices ranked in The Legal 500 United States include:

  • Alternative/Hedge Funds
  • Appellate - Courts of Appeals
  • Appellate - Supreme Courts
  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Capital Markets: Equity - Advice to Managers
  • Commercial Deals and Contracts
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
  • Cyber Law
  • Data Privacy and Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactions
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Financial Services: Litigation
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Leading Trial Lawyers
  • M&A Litigation: Defense
  • M&A: Middle-Market
  • Merger Control
  • Mutual/Registered/Exchange - Traded Funds
  • Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
  • Patents: Licensing
  • Private Equity Buyouts
  • Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco) - Defense
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - Defense
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort - Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Restructuring (including Bankruptcy) Corporate
  • Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards
  • Technology Transactions
  • US Taxes: Non-Contentious
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

To see all of the Goodwin lawyers and practices in The Legal 500 US 2020 rankings, click here.