Press Release October 11, 2021

Goodwin Appoints Lynda Galligan and Joshua Klatzkin as Co-Chairs of Business Law Department

Global law firm Goodwin today announced the appointment of Silicon Valley-based Lynda Galligan and Washington, D.C.-based Joshua Klatzkin as co-chairs of the firm’s Business Law Department.

Galligan and Klatzkin succeed Mark Macenka, whose five-year term ended on September 30. Under Macenka’s tenure, the department sharpened its focus on serving clients at the intersection of capital and innovation, grew into new geographies across the United States and Europe, and launched new practices that draw on the unique strengths of the Goodwin platform. Macenka remains a senior partner in the firm’s Technology practice.

“Lynda and Josh are proven leaders who have played a critical role in advancing our strategy to be the law firm at the intersection of capital and innovation,” said Rob Insolia, Goodwin’s Chairman. "Their vision and passion will help our clients continue to achieve unprecedented success and pursue emerging opportunities in today’s rapidly changing, technology-driven economy. We thank Mark for his transformational leadership and significant contributions to the department during his tenure.”

Galligan previously served as chair of the firm’s Silicon Valley office, and co-chair of Goodwin’s ERISA and Executive Compensation practice. In addition to co-chairing the Business Law Department, she serves on the Management, Executive, and Allocations Committees, and previously served on the Partnership Committee. Galligan’s practice focuses on representing emerging technology and life sciences clients in all aspects of executive and employee compensation.

Klatzkin previously served as chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. In addition to co-chairing the Business Law Department, he serves on the Management and Executive Committees. Klatzkin’s practice focuses on representing private equity sponsors and private companies in leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations, and joint ventures.