Press Release August 25, 2021

Goodwin Adds Depth to Global Private Equity Platform with Partner Colin Carley in New York

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Colin Carley joined the Private Equity practice as partner, resident in the New York office.

“We are thrilled to add Colin to our practice as our clients continue to do deals at the busy intersection of capital and innovation,” said A.J. Weidhaas, co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Equity practice. “Colin’s vast experience is a perfect match for our clients' needs and our existing team’s strengths as we further enhance our global platform.”

Carley’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions across a variety of industries, with extensive experience in the insurance and life sciences sectors. He advises clients in US and cross-border asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, strategic add-ons, equity financings, carveout transactions, restructurings, and general corporate matters.

Goodwin’s global Private Equity practice has grown substantially in the last 18 months with the arrival of Josh Ratner, Karen ChaoPavel Shaitanoff, and Matthew Gruenberg in New York; James Moriarty in New York and Santa Monica; Zee Ahmedani in Los Angeles; Edwin Chan in Hong Kong; Jan Schinkoth, Joachim Kayser, and Oded Shein in Germany; and James Grimwood, Erik Dahl, Christian Iwasko, Sava Savov, Michelle Tong, John Van De North, Geoff O’Dea, Hugh O’Sullivan, David Irvine, and Dulcie Daly in London. Goodwin now has more than 300 private equity lawyers in the United States, Europe, and Hong Kong.

Goodwin ranks at the top of private equity and M&A league tables around the world. Bloomberg named Goodwin the number one law firm by deal volume for global mid-market private equity M&A transactions up to $500 million in the first half of 2021. Reuters and Refinitiv ranked Goodwin the number one law firm by deal count for global M&A transactions in the first half of 2021.