The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named Goodwin partner Jesse Nevarez a 2020 Rising Star. The annual list honors up and coming lawyers who combine professional excellence with a strong desire to give back to their community.
Mr. Nevarez represents technology and life sciences companies focused on software, hardware, digital media, advertising, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and other related specialties. In particular, he regularly advises entrepreneurs, startups, emerging companies and public companies on a variety of matters including company formations, seed, venture and growth equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, IPOs, and other capital markets transactions. He also represents venture capital funds and investment banks focusing on technology and life sciences companies.
Within Goodwin, Mr. Nevarez is a leader on the New York Council of Goodwin’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CRED), which seeks to recruit, retain and advance lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds at the firm. He is also one of the firm’s Tech Ambassadors for Move the Needle, a pioneering D+I initiative seeking to develop innovative programs and strategies that will lead to transformative change in the legal profession and beyond. Additionally, Mr. Nevarez is an active member of the Boston College Law School Black Alumni Network and serves as a mentor for entrants in the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious business competitions for startups.