Press Release April 25, 2022

Checkr Acquires GoodHire

The Technology team advised Checkr in its acquisition of GoodHire.

Checkr, founded in 2014, provides either online access or an API that returns automatically generated background checks. Through Checkr’s advanced background check technology, companies can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce, bring transparency and fairness to their hiring, and ultimately build a better future for workers.

GoodHire develops and markets data management software to provide screening products to companies and individuals. It offers technology solutions that collects, aggregates, and displays large data sets.

This acquisition is a critical part of Checkr's expansion strategy in its fastest growing small-to-medium sized (SMB) business segment. GoodHire serves tens of thousands of customers in this segment.

The Goodwin team was led by Gregg Katz, Kristin Gerber, Eric Weberman, Emilee Wu and Justin Brogan (Corporate); Christina Queiros Bouchot and Tiara Quintana (Labor and Employment); Paul Jin, Brady Cummins, Elliot Silver (Antitrust); Joe Rockers and Amelie Hopkins  (Litigation); Alex Denniston, Regina Couto, and Chris Jones (ERISA/Benefits); Emily Hingston (401K); Achal Oza and Jason Yeoun (Intellectual Property);and Josh Fattal (Privacy and Data Security); Janet Andolina and Benjamin Gossels (Tax); Nick Caro (Debt Finance), Kim Monty Holzel, Juliana Gerrick, and Sammy Tang (FinTech), with invaluable assistance from Katie Murphy and David King (Real Estate), Ananth Lakshman, Asters Law (Ukrainian local counsel) and Coleen Doyle.

For more details, read the press release.