University of Massachusetts
University of Croatia, Rijeka
Martina Toponarski joined Goodwin in 2017 as the firm’s Director of Business Development for Life Sciences. She is responsible for the planning and execution of strategic business development and marketing initiatives within the firm’s Business Law Department.
Ms. Toponarski focuses on the firm’s Life Sciences practice, which comprises over 100 lawyers who work with over 400 life sciences companies, including 65 public companies, 200 venture capital and private equity firms, and many of the leading investment banks worldwide. The group is deeply experienced in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and intellectual property laws.
Ms. Toponarski joins Goodwin with nearly 10 years of direct professional experience related to life sciences industry sector in the Greater Boston area and proven ability to create and implement strategic plans, build brands, manage projects and facilitate partnerships between various stakeholders. She spent seven years leading major economic development efforts for the City of Boston that focused on recruiting life sciences companies to the city and fostering the growth of the life sciences industry. Most recently, she worked at Xconomy, a national news media and event organization where she focused on engaging the Boston life sciences community with high-profile thought leadership events and content.