September 19, 2014 5:15 PM ET

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Company Overview of Goodwin Procter LLP

Company Overview

Goodwin Procter LLP offers legal advisory services. The firms areas of practice include corporate, litigation, real estate, private equity, products liability, securities and capital markets, intellectual property, financial services, and real estate capital markets. Goodwin Procter was founded in 1912 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm has offices in New York City; Roseland, New Jersey; and Washington, District of Columbia.

53 State Street

Exchange Place

Boston, MA 02109

United States

Founded in 1912





Key Executives for Goodwin Procter LLP

Managing Partner
Co-Founder and Chair of Private Equity Practice
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Goodwin Procter LLP Key Developments

Goodwin Procter Hires 5 Partners

Goodwin Procter reported that five attorneys have joined as partners in the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. The firm reported that they come to Goodwin from Kenyon & Kenyon, a specialty intellectual property firm known for litigating high-stakes patent cases. Joining Goodwin Procter in New York are Elizabeth J. Holland, Robert V. Cerwinski, Huiya Wu, and Cynthia Lambert Hardman, and joining in Washington, D.C. is William G. James. Holland is an experienced trial lawyer focusing exclusively on patent infringement and related litigation. James, who also served on Kenyon's Management Committee, focuses his practice on patent litigation related to pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Robert Cerwinski has extensive experience litigating intellectual property matters. Wu has practiced intellectual property law for over a decade, focusing on patent and related litigation. Hardman has over a decade of experience litigating complex intellectual property cases, from developing initial strategy through appeal.

Goodwin Procter LLP Announces Leadership Changes

The fall will bring leadership changes at Goodwin Procter, including a new chief operating officer. The law firm announced last week that Michael Caplan, who is based in the New York City office, will replace current COO Arthur Greenberg, who is based in Boston and plans to retire on Oct. 31. With Caplan's hiring, that makes at least three key Goodwin Procter executives based in New York City: David Hashmall, the firm's new chairman, assumes the role on Oct. 1 from Boston-based Regina Pisa, and Robert Insolia is the firm's New York City-based managing partner. Before joining Goodwin Procter, Caplan was the global COO of Marsh & McLennan Companies' corporate legal, risk and compliance departments. In addition to corporate positions he held in the financial services industry, Caplan also ran his own legal consulting business, working with general counsels and corporate legal chief operating officers.

Goodwin Procter LLP Announces Executive Changes

Goodwin Procter LLP, announced that Michael R. Caplan has been selected to succeed Arthur W. Greenberg as the firm's chief operating officer effective August 18, 2014. Greenberg will be retiring from the firm on October 31, 2014. As COO, Caplan will manage Goodwin Procter's business, financial and administrative operations, and focus on the firm's growth strategy and execution. He will report to the firm's managing partner and serve as an ex-officio member of its Management and Executive Committees. Caplan has served as the Global Chief Operating Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies' Corporate Legal, Risk and Compliance Department since February 2011.

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