US News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms has named Goodwin the Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law Firm of the Year and recognized the firm across 49 practice areas in the 2023 edition of the annual guide. Best Lawyers Best Law Firms highly ranked Goodwin in 39 national categories and 79 regional categories, reinforcing the effectiveness of Goodwin’s capital-meets-innovation platform and unparalleled ability to meet the needs of clients throughout the entire corporate lifecycle.
Goodwin was named Law Firm of the Year for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law in the United States, as Goodwin’s Private Funds practice is one of the largest in the world, routinely collaborating with the firm’s specialist Tax, Regulatory, and ERISA teams to focus on the creation, fundraising, and ongoing representation of a broad range of private funds and related investment products across multiple industries and geographies.
This versatility and experience allows Goodwin to cover the full range of private investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, debt funds, impact and responsible investing funds, emerging market funds, hedge funds, and listed funds. Goodwin has previously been recognized as a Law360 Practice Group of the Year (Fund Formation) and the SuperReturn Awards Legal Advisor of the Year for Fund Structuring, and is highly ranked by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US.
In addition to regional rankings across Goodwin’s US offices, the firm received several National Tier 1 rankings, including:
- Appellate Practice
- Banking and Finance Law
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Biotechnology Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
- Financial Services Regulation Law
- Land Use & Zoning Law
- Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
- Litigation – Banking & Finance
- Litigation - Bankruptcy
- Litigation – Environmental
- Litigation – Intellectual Property
- Litigation – Patent
- Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
- Litigation – Securities
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
- Mining Law
- Mutual Funds Law
- Patent Law
- Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
- Real Estate Law
- Venture Capital Law
To produce this year’s edition, the Best Lawyers Best Law Firms research team analyzed almost 124,000 client responses and over 12 million evaluations from more than 115,000 lawyers across the United States. This process resulted in 571 firms earning National Tier 1 recognition and only 64 firms earning a Law Firm of the Year designation.For the complete list of Goodwin’s results, visit Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023.