U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has recognized 49 Goodwin practice areas in the 2021 edition of the guide, highly ranking the firm in 42 national categories and 86 regional categories across the Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC offices. The results reinforce the effectiveness of Goodwin’s capital-meets-innovation platform and ability to partner with clients in order to meet their needs throughout the entire corporate life-cycle.
Goodwin was also named Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year for the sixth time, as the firm’s Life Sciences team is highly regarded for its extensive experience in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and IP law. A key component of their growth has been the success of Goodwin’s FDA Practice, which was nationally ranked by Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for the first time this year, and provides strategic counseling and skillful advocacy to companies subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Public Health Service Act, and related federal and state laws. Through September 2020, the combined Life Sciences Practice has represented more clients on issuer-side biotechnology IPOs than any other law firm, raising over $5 billion in capital (including both issuer and underwriters representation), and were named the number one legal advisor (by Deal Count) for Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A by Mergermarket’s Deal Drivers Americas HY 2020 Report.
Goodwin’s top-tier national rankings include:
- Appellate Practice
- Banking and Finance Law
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Biotechnology Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Environmental Law
- Financial Services Regulation Law
- Land Use & Zoning Law
- Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
- Litigation – Banking & Finance
- Litigation – Environmental
- Litigation – Intellectual Property
- Litigation – Patent
- Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
- Litigation – Securities
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
- Mutual Funds Law
- Patent Law
- Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
- Real Estate Law
- Venture Capital Law
U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and client ballots on record, incorporating over 8 million evaluations provided by 110,000 leading lawyers across the country.
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