Clay Blackburnis an associate in the Private Equity group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions, including joint ventures, venture capital and growth equity investments and cross-border transactions, and general corporate counsel and compliance.
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Clay has represented public and private companies, private equity firms and special purpose acquisition companies in a wide array of complex business combinations and other transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions ranging in size from several million dollars to billions of dollars. He also has experience representing clients in connection with stockholder activism, joint ventures and minority investments. His pro bono experience and interests include advising youth sports organizations and foundations providing opportunities for underprivileged and developmentally disabled children to participate and compete in athletic activities and related social programs, with a particular focus on charitable organizations supporting the neurodivergent community.

Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin, Clay was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He was previously a Naval Officer.
Professional Activities
Clay is a member of the New York State Bar Association.


District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll (High Honors)






J.D., 2015
Georgetown University Law Center
B.S., Political Science, 2004
United States Naval Academy



District of Columbia
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