David M. Hashmall serves as Chairman Emeritus of Goodwin, a leading Global 50 firm with more than 1,200 lawyers across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Hashmall led the firm as Chairman from 2014 to 2019, and under his leadership Goodwin grew from a primarily U.S.-focused firm into a global leader with over $1 billion in revenue. During his tenure, Goodwin expanded in Europe with office openings in Frankfurt and Paris, unveiled a new brand reflecting the firm’s unprecedented work, sharpened its focus on key client industries and talent, and brought value to clients by focusing on both the business and practice of law. He founded and led the firm’s Inclusion Advisory Committee and throughout his tenure as Chairman leveraged the power and visibility of his position to promote greater diversity and inclusion at Goodwin and in the broader legal community. As Chairman Emeritus, in addition to returning to his IP litigation practice, he continues his focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives at Goodwin and more broadly. Mr. Hashmall previously led Goodwin’s Litigation Department in New York for over 10 years.
His efforts on behalf of clients have earned him distinction as a BTI Client Service All-Star, a designation determined by BTI’s annual in-house counsel survey. He has also been recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where clients have called him “a terrific trial lawyer” and “a great relationship partner.”