Awards and Rankings May 21, 2021

Goodwin Achieves Record Growth in Chambers USA 2021

Chambers USA 2021 has recognized 63 Goodwin practices and 148 lawyers for excellence in the recently released version of the annual rankings. These results represent the highest totals in firm history, as this year Goodwin increased its practice area representation by 26% and lawyer representation by 18%.

Further reinforcing the firm’s positioning at the intersection of capital and innovation, Goodwin was the only firm to receive top-tier Nationwide rankings for Mid-Market Private Equity Buyouts, Life Sciences and Startups & Emerging Companies work. According to Chambers, Goodwin is a “mid-market institution” that continues to be a “leading player in the startups and emerging companies field.”

The firm’s lawyers were also highly ranked in 54 categories across eight geographic regions, and include two Star Individuals, nine Up and Coming Lawyers and five Senior Statespeople / Eminent Practitioners. The breadth and strength of Goodwin’s collaborative team, combined with the firm’s commitment to technology and innovation, has made Goodwin the only firm capable of advising both the innovators and the investors shaping industries around the world. 

The Goodwin practices ranked in Chambers USA 2021 include:

  • Appellate Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Capital Markets
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Counsel
  • Capital Markets: Equity: Manager Counsel
  • Corporate Crime & Investigations
  • Corporate M&A
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • E-Discovery & Information Governance
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institution M&A
  • Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
  • Healthcare 
  • Healthcare: Medical/Pharmaceutical Products Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property: Litigation
  • Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
  • International Trade: CFIUS Experts
  • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Labor & Employment
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: Securities
  • Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
  • Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • REITs
  • Startups & Emerging Companies
  • Tax
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital

To see all of the Goodwin practices and lawyers in the Chambers USA 2021 rankings, click here.