Press Release October 01, 2021

Goodwin Names 40 New Partners

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that 40 lawyers have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective immediately.

“These exceptionally talented lawyers have made significant contributions to the success of our clients at the intersection of capital and innovation, and have demonstrated the best of who we are as a firm,” said Rob Insolia, Goodwin’s Chairman. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the partnership and we look forward to their continued leadership and commitment to our clients and to our community.”

The newly elected partners include:

Mohamed Alvi Mohammed Alvi (Private Equity, Los Angeles) focuses on the representation of borrowers, issuers, lenders, and underwriters in connection with debt financing and debt capital markets transactions.
reduced redness Glynn Barwick (Financial Industry, London) advises clients on a range of regulatory matters under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, the Financial Conduct Authority’s Rules, and EU financial services regulatory issues.
Barry Bazian

Barry Bazian (Financial Restructuring, New York) represents corporate debtors, equity sponsors, secured and unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, committees, and other parties-in-interest in out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings, and insolvency-related matters.

Aaron Berman
Aaron Berman (Technology, Boston) concentrates in general corporate and securities law and has significant experience in capital markets transactions, M&A, venture capital financings, SEC compliance, and corporate governance.
Naomi Birbach Naomi Birbach (Intellectual Property Litigation, New York) focuses her practice on patent litigation in federal courts nationwide. She has expertise across a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and software.

Michelle Treadwell Briggs (eDiscovery, Boston) advises Goodwin clients and lawyers on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information management. She has experience managing all aspects of discovery and subpoena compliance.
Nathan J Brodeur

Nathan Brodeur (Environmental, Boston) assists private equity firms, institutional investors, financial institutions, and real estate developers in identifying, allocating, and mitigating environmental risks associated with business and real estate acquisitions, divestitures, and financings.

Matt Cognetti
Matthew Cognetti (Private Equity, New York) focuses on the representation of private equity sponsors and private companies in the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of complex transactions, including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged recapitalizations, equity financings, and other general corporate matters
Nicole Daley
Nicole Daley (Life Sciences, Boston) counsels clients throughout the entire corporate lifecycle, including startup and formation matters, corporate governance, venture capital financings, M&A, joint ventures and collaborations, capital markets transactions, SEC reporting and disclosures, and corporate reorganizations.
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Kim de Glossop (Technology, Silicon Valley) specializes in corporate and securities laws, with a primary focus on debt and equity capital markets transactions. He represents investment banks and issuers on a range of corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, convertible and investment grade debt offerings, tender offers, and exchange offers.
Rob Dzialo
Robert Dzialo (Technology, Boston) advises clients on a wide array of corporate matters, including M&A, venture capital and growth equity financings, public securities offerings, corporate restructurings, and other strategic transactions.
Lynette Elam
Lynette Elam (Private Investment Funds, Boston) advises and represents clients with respect to all aspects of the structuring and operation of private funds across asset classes, with a primary focus on private equity funds. She counsels on fund structuring and capital raising strategies as well as day-to-day legal compliance and investor facing matters.
Dan Espinoza

Daniel Espinoza (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Silicon Valley) advises clients in all aspects of the SPAC lifecycle, including forming and structuring sponsor entities, representing SPACs and sponsors in initial public offerings; and representing operating companies, their investors, and SPACs in business combinations. He is co-chair of the SPAC practice.

Shoaib Ghias

Shoaib Ghias (Life Sciences, San Francisco) represents start-up and later stage companies throughout the corporate lifecycle, including through formation matters, venture capital financings, public offerings, SEC reporting and compliance, M&A, and general corporate representation and counseling.

Molly Rhodes
Molly Grammel (Intellectual Property Litigation, Boston) focuses on intellectual property cases involving cutting-edge life sciences technology. She is experienced in adapting the law to emerging technologies in high-stakes disputes, including biosimilar litigation, competitor suits between innovator biopharmaceutical companies, and advising clients on the implications of AI and machine learning in their business.
Charlotte Haywood
Charlotte Haywood (Tax, London) specializes in private investment funds work, advising managers and investors on domestic and international tax aspects of structuring and investing into fund products, secondary transactions, and restructurings. She also counsels clients on a range of multijurisdictional executive incentivization arrangements.
Ben Hittman
Benjamin Hittman (Real Estate Industry, Boston) represents real estate investment funds, REITs, institutional investors, developers and other real estate owners and operators in complex transactions involving commercial, industrial, office, hospitality, and multifamily assets, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, development agreements, and financings.
David Kantrowitz
David Kantrowitz (Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Boston) counsels clients on the full spectrum of privacy and data security matters, including incident response and investigations, M&A diligence and deal support, regulatory counseling, cyber insurance, and litigation.
Erica Kassman
Erica Kassman (Technology, San Francisco) advises clients on corporate and securities laws, with a focus on capital markets transactions, public and private company corporate governance, SEC reporting, and venture capital financings.
Mayan Katz

Mayan Katz (Life Sciences, New York) advises companies and investors throughout the corporate lifecycle on a range of M&A, including formation and general corporate matters, venture capital financings, structured M&A, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. He focuses on the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, and digital healthcare sectors.

Andrew Kim
Andrew Kim (Appellate Litigation, Washington, D.C.) focuses on appellate matters and complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. He specializes in administrative law, consumer financial services, disability law, gaming and gambling law, intellectual property (patent and copyright), labor and employment law, and white collar defense.
Jacqueline Klosek

Jacqueline Klosek (Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity, New York) counsels clients in diverse industries on strategic matters related to data, privacy, and cybersecurity. She serves as a privacy specialist on complex technology transactions.

Michelle Knoop
Michelle Knoop (Technology, Silicon Valley) represents companies throughout the corporate lifecycle, including through pre-incorporation planning, general corporate matters, venture capital financings, public offerings, corporate governance, and M&A. She also represents venture capital firms.
Kara Kuritz
Kara Kuritz (Antitrust & Competition, Washington, D.C.) focuses on assessing antitrust risk in M&A, advising clients on how to navigate any antitrust risk, and working to ensure clients comply with U.S. and global premerger notification requirements.
Ryan LaForce
Ryan LaForce (Private Equity, New York) advises various clients including technology-focused growth capital and buyout sponsors; many of the largest financial services firms in connection with consortium transactions, strategic investments and M&A transactions; emerging and late-stage fintech companies; and emerging companies and entrepreneurs in growth equity financings.
Kate MacLeman  Kate MacLeman (Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Boston) represents clients in government and internal investigations and complex litigation matters, including general commercial litigation, post-closing disputes, and trade secret and employee mobility matters. She has experience across industries and in all phases and types of litigation, including class actions, arbitrations, trials, and federal and state court appeals.
Brian McNeil
Brian McNeil (Private Equity, Boston) specializes in advising corporate and private equity sponsor clients in connection with M&A and other transactional matters, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity and venture capital investments and exits, as well as general corporate matters.
Feather Moy-Welsh
Feather Moy-Welsh (Real Estate Industry, Los Angeles) represents investors, investment funds, and their advisers in transactions throughout the asset lifecycle, including acquisition, development, financing (debt and equity), management, and sale.
Courtney Orazio
Courtney Orazio (White Collar Defense & Securities Litigation, Boston) focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement proceedings, securities litigation, and corporate governance matters. She has significant trial experience in both state and federal court.
Dane Patterson
Dane Patterson (Technology, Silicon Valley) specializes in corporate and securities laws, with a focus on emerging-growth technology companies. He assists clients with pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, M&A, public offerings, corporate governance, SEC compliance, and public company representation.
Matt Reardon
Matthew Reardon (Technology & Life Sciences, Boston) advises investors and high-growth technology and life sciences clients in connection with various corporate, strategic, and securities transactions, including private placements and M&A, as well as general business matters.
Elizabeth Rhodes
Elizabeth Rhodes (Technology & Life Sciences, Cambridge) advises institutional and strategic investors and companies on a broad range of corporate matters, with a particular focus on venture capital and M&A transactions in the technology and life sciences sectors.
Alicia Rubio
Alicia Rubio-Spring (Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Boston) assists clients in a variety of complex litigation matters in both federal and state court, including general commercial litigation, post-closing disputes, and consumer protection, and antitrust class action litigation.
Greg Saiontz

Gregory Saiontz (Private Equity, Washington, D.C.) represents companies and private equity firms in corporate and transactional matters, including leveraged buyouts, cross-border and domestic M&A, growth equity financings, secondaries and tender offers, and general company representation.

Lia Schmidt
Lia Schmidt (Private Investment Funds, Washington, D.C.) advises investment firms in connection with the structuring, formation, and operation of private investment vehicles (including U.S. domestic and international venture capital, growth equity, private equity, and impact funds) and their management companies and general partner entities.
Chris Steinroeder
Chris Steinroeder (Private Equity, Boston) advises private equity sponsors, lenders, and public and private companies in connection with acquisition financings, capital call/subscription facilities, working capital facilities, and other debt financing transactions.
April Sun
April Sun (Employment, San Francisco) represents clients in the life sciences, technology, and private equity/venture capital space in complex employment disputes. She litigates actions involving employee mobility, wage and hour, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination, and advises companies on employment issues that arise throughout the corporate lifecycle.
Kristina Wahidullah
Kristina Wahidullah (Private Equity, New York) represents private equity sponsors, financial institutions, and private companies in leveraged buyouts, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, growth equity investments, and direct secondary transactions.
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Julia White (Technology, San Francisco) specializes in all areas of corporate and securities laws with a primary focus on advising emerging-growth technology companies, public company representation, and capital markets transactions.

Andrew Zutz Andrew Zutz (Financial Industry, Washington, D.C.) focuses his practice on the investment management industry, primarily representing registered investment companies and their investment advisers and boards of directors with respect to a wide variety of regulatory, compliance, and securities law matters.