Press Release June 23, 2021

Goodwin’s Momentum in Scaling Technology Group Continues With Addition of Ten Lawyers in New York and Washington, D.C.

Global law firm Goodwin announced today the addition of ten partners, counsel and associates in the firm’s Technology practice in New York and Washington, D.C. The group includes partners Jonathan Chou, David Concannon, Peter Fusco, Geoff Willard and William Wilson; counsel Rob Lynn; and associates Mired Asfour, Frank Paz, Andrew Rembis and Jae Zhou.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan, David, Pete, Geoff, Will and their teams to Goodwin as we continue to invest in our platform in cities with thriving tech economies,” said Anthony McCusker, co-chair of Goodwin’s Technology practice. “These lawyers are all deeply entrenched in the emerging company and venture capital ecosystems of New York and Washington, D.C., geographies with vibrant technology markets, and each is a well-known leader in their respective practices.”

“New York and Washington, D.C. are havens for technology companies of all stages and their investors,” said Jeff Klein, partner in Goodwin’s Technology practice. “This team’s collective experience will play a pivotal role in our practice in the Mid-Atlantic region, with a core focus on New York, one of the largest and fastest growing tech markets globally.”

Chou, Concannon, Fusco and Willard advise startups and high growth companies through all stages of their lifecycle, as well as angel, seed, venture, private equity and strategic/corporate investors in the technology, consumer and life sciences sectors. Collectively, they have decades of experience advising clients in a variety of transactions, including formations, early-stage, venture and growth financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and public offerings.

Chou leans on his experience as a former cancer scientist and early employee at a startup biotech company when counseling founders and technologists.

In addition to his work in the traditional technology space, Concannon has extensive experience advising market participants regarding cryptocurrency matters.

One of the most recognized names in the New York startup community, Fusco has spent over a decade supporting (and being active in) the New York University Tandon Future Labs startup incubator ecosystem and its related programs.

Willard is recognized for his deep experience with mergers and acquisitions, venture and growth equity transactions and other strategic deals.

Wilson is a strategic advisor for clients, with a particular focus on technology transactions, including counseling, structuring and negotiating deals across various technology sectors. He also advises clients on data privacy matters, with particular experience addressing the intersection of privacy in technology transactions, as well as licensing and IP matters relating to mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions.