Awards and Rankings May 17, 2022

Tim Poydenis Recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers 2022

Partner Tim Poydenis was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal's inaugural Top 100 Lawyers list. The award spotlights the most influential attorneys in Los Angeles County based on legal achievements, community involvement and impact on the profession.

Poydenis is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology Companies group and is a co-founding partner of the firm’s Santa Monica office. Poydenis’ practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies, venture capital investors and private equity funds, as he advises companies throughout all stages of their corporate lifecycle, from formation to exit, as well as the venture capital firms and strategic investors in connection with their investments in these companies. He also has significant experience working with start-ups and growth-stage companies, and advises them on all aspects of formation, fundraisings, acquisitions, exits and corporate governance.

Poydenis serves as Co-Chair of the Angel Venture Capital Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. He also currently serves as a guest lecturer and leader of the 2022 Venture Accelerator Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, which is an immersive program designed to leverage UCLA’s resources to enable the success of promising startups within the Anderson community.

Committed to pro bono, Poydenis worked with pro bono law firm Public Counsel to spearhead Goodwin’s LA legal clinic focused on helping LA County childcare service providers struggling to stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of his efforts, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Poydenis the 2021 Volunteer of the Year in Los Angeles, and in November 2020, the Early Care & Education Law Unit of Public Counsel’s Community Development Project honored him as being among the Most Distinguished Volunteers of the Year.