Press Release December 13, 2021

Goodwin Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Practice Welcomes Private Investment Funds Partner Barbara Warren

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Barbara Warren joined the Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology and Private Investment Funds practices as a partner, resident in the New York office.

“As the leading law firm serving clients at the intersection of capital and innovation, our client investment activity within the digital currency and blockchain industry continues to accelerate,” said Mitzi Chang, co-chair of Goodwin’s Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology practice. “Barbara’s broad range of experience with fund formation and regulation in this space is a perfect match for our platform. Her thoughtful and creative approach to novel structures and investments will be an immediate value-add to our clients.”

Warren advises fund sponsors in connection with structuring, forming, managing, and operating various types of private investment funds, with an emphasis on crypto hedge, crypto venture capital, and hybrid fund structures. She has been active in developing innovative financial products, fund structures, and fund management arrangements. Warren also represents clients in sophisticated regulatory and transactional matters, advising on federal securities laws and related financial services laws and regulations.

Goodwin's Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology practice — one of the first of its kind among law firms — consists of more than 50 lawyers advising venture capital firms and hedge funds, cryptocurrency exchanges, digital wallets, crypto-mining companies, transactions and payment services companies, blockchain technology developers, and service providers. Lawyers in the practice have been consistently ranked and awarded for their leadership in the field by Business Insider, Chambers Fintech, Benchmark Litigation, National Law Journal, and Daily Journal.

Goodwin’s 160+ lawyer Private Investment Funds practice supports over 500 investment managers raising capital to invest in the private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences sectors. In the past 18 months, the practice closed more than 60 funds totaling over $200 billion in raised capital. The firm was recently named the top law firm for fund formation by Law360, the Legal 500 UK Awards, IJ Global, and SuperReturn Awards. Warren is the 12th Private Investment Funds partner to join Goodwin this year.