Risk Management + Insurance

Most companies carry Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance coverage, but actually finding, understanding and ensuring the right coverage can be challenging. Goodwin has extensive experience counseling insured entities, their management and boards of directors in a wide variety of industries on insurance coverage matters. In this area we have advised insureds on: selection of appropriate directors and officers, professional liability and other management liability insurance; securing competitive renewal terms and premiums on existing insurance coverage; purchasing appropriate coverage or extended claim reporting options in the event of corporate transactions such as acquisitions, mergers or IPOs; and performing insurance and litigation due diligence on acquisition or merger targets.

When a claim does arise, we work closely with the insured and its carrier to report, facilitate and resolve coverage issues.

In addition to our litigation and insurance counseling expertise, we also provide clients with proactive risk management advice, including the creation and implementation of appropriate internal procedures and other best practices to mitigate risk. These procedures have included conflict of interest, insider trading, document retention and data privacy policies, as well as board presentations and employee training sessions on various risk management and corporate governance matters.

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Business + Commercial Litigation

Companies often face complex disputes with other businesses, government entities, or groups of individuals, which require an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. Our Business Litigation practice specializes in handling these complex disputes, representing leaders in diverse industry sectors, including many Fortune 100 companies, in connection with their most important litigation matters. What sets us apart from our peers is our depth of trial and arbitration experience, class action expertise, and connections to the specialized business litigation courts across the country.
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Financial Industry

From acquiring a company to raising public or private funds to defending lawsuits or government investigations and enforcement actions, we provide strategic and tactical advice, a range of pragmatic options, and bottom-line results. We do more than just help our clients survive the current challenges; we partner with them to find the best solutions and identify new business opportunities.

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Financial Industry Litigation

The financial industry faces unique challenges, some of which can lead to crippling regulatory scrutiny and massive litigation. Goodwin understands those challenges, and we use our deeply rooted knowledge and diverse perspectives of the broad financial services industry to defend our clients in litigation, class actions, enforcement actions and government investigations. As part of Goodwin’s broader Financial Industry team, our lawyers are laser-focused on the distinct issues impacting clients in this industry, and we use a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach to help our clients mitigate risk and defend their interests.
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Private Equity

In the face of a competitive marketplace, elite private equity firms expect counsel with extensive experience and a stable of blue chip relationships. That’s why private equity firms have been entrusting their deals to Goodwin for decades. Our Private Equity team ranks as one of the top in the United States, and we are on a trajectory of rapid ascent, both in the U.S. and worldwide. The group is a market leader in the expansive middle market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing. 
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Mergers + Acquisitions

Goodwin lawyers have deep experience guiding clients through both public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions of all types including leveraged buyouts, tender offers, spinoffs, divestitures and go-privates (both in the U.S. and abroad). Our lawyers bring a distinctive combination of regulatory and transactional expertise, characterized by a high degree of tax and financial sophistication, and a commercial negotiating style that is essential for success. We blend technical know-how and specific industry experience to get deals done quickly and efficiently. We draw on a firm-wide network of specialists in tax, intellectual property, real estate and executive compensation to help clients find practical, innovative solutions to their problems. 
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Related Practices
Business + Commercial Litigation
Companies often face complex disputes with other businesses, government entities, or groups of individuals, which require an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. Our Business Litigation practice specializes in handling these complex disputes, representing leaders in diverse industry sectors, including many Fortune 100 companies, in connection with their most important litigation matters. What sets us apart from our peers is our depth of trial and arbitration experience, class action expertise, and connections to the specialized business litigation courts across the country.
Read More
Financial Industry

From acquiring a company to raising public or private funds to defending lawsuits or government investigations and enforcement actions, we provide strategic and tactical advice, a range of pragmatic options, and bottom-line results. We do more than just help our clients survive the current challenges; we partner with them to find the best solutions and identify new business opportunities.

Read More
Financial Industry Litigation
The financial industry faces unique challenges, some of which can lead to crippling regulatory scrutiny and massive litigation. Goodwin understands those challenges, and we use our deeply rooted knowledge and diverse perspectives of the broad financial services industry to defend our clients in litigation, class actions, enforcement actions and government investigations. As part of Goodwin’s broader Financial Industry team, our lawyers are laser-focused on the distinct issues impacting clients in this industry, and we use a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach to help our clients mitigate risk and defend their interests.
Read More
Private Equity
In the face of a competitive marketplace, elite private equity firms expect counsel with extensive experience and a stable of blue chip relationships. That’s why private equity firms have been entrusting their deals to Goodwin for decades. Our Private Equity team ranks as one of the top in the United States, and we are on a trajectory of rapid ascent, both in the U.S. and worldwide. The group is a market leader in the expansive middle market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing. 
Read More
Mergers + Acquisitions
Goodwin lawyers have deep experience guiding clients through both public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions of all types including leveraged buyouts, tender offers, spinoffs, divestitures and go-privates (both in the U.S. and abroad). Our lawyers bring a distinctive combination of regulatory and transactional expertise, characterized by a high degree of tax and financial sophistication, and a commercial negotiating style that is essential for success. We blend technical know-how and specific industry experience to get deals done quickly and efficiently. We draw on a firm-wide network of specialists in tax, intellectual property, real estate and executive compensation to help clients find practical, innovative solutions to their problems. 
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