Awards and Rankings April 22, 2022

Goodwin Achieves Top Five Rankings in Shareholder Activism Defense and Capital Markets in Q1 2022 League Tables

Goodwin’s Shareholder Activism & Takeover Defense, Capital Markets, and Public M&A practices continue to achieve high rankings in the recently released Q1 2022 league tables. These rankings highlight the success of the firm’s Public Company Advisory practice, which offers a full suite of legal services to public companies in corporate and litigation matters.

Goodwin’s Shareholder Activism & Takeover Defense Practice was ranked in the top five for Shareholder Activism Defense by FactSet in Q1 2022. Among other engagements, the firm is representing WisdomTree Investments, Inc. in its proxy contest defense against ETFS Capital Limited and Lion Point Capital, LP.

Goodwin’s Capital Markets practice was ranked fourth by deal count for U.S. Equity & Equity Related transactions for issuers by Refinitiv in Q1 2022. It was also ranked fourth by deal count by Refinitiv in the same category for underwriters.

Goodwin’s M&A practice was ranked number one by deal count for global M&A by Refinitiv in Q1 2022. Among the firm’s deals, it recently represented Citrix Systems, Inc. in its definitive agreement under which affiliates of Vista Equity Partners and Elliott Investment Management L.P., will acquire Citrix in a transaction valued at $16.5 billion.

The strong Q1 2022 league table rankings highlight the firm’s elite Public Company Advisory Practice. Goodwin’s Public Company Advisory practice offers clients unparalleled expertise in capital markets transactions, SEC reporting and compliance, shareholder activism and takeover defense, public company M&A, and corporate/securities litigation. The firm’s Public Company Advisory lawyers have established the firm as a market leader, advising more than 550 public companies in corporate and litigation matters.