Goodwin Procter LLP is a Global 50 law firm consisting of more than 1,200 lawyers with offices in Boston, Cambridge, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, New York City, Paris, Santa Monica, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Goodwin focuses on complex transactional work, high-stakes litigation and advisory services in matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation, white collar defense, technology and life sciences., Goodwin is particularly known for advising high-growth businesses in the technology, life sciences and real estate sectors, as well as the private equity and venture capital investors that finance them. The firm sits “at the top in the tech and capital arena,” and is “a known entity, and frequent adviser, to Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs.” Goodwin’s transactional lawyers represent public and private companies across their entire lifecycles, including financings, capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and licensing, intellectual property and regulatory matters. The firm’s litigation lawyers assist clients in a wide range of industries, with particular expertise in consumer financial services, intellectual property, white collar defense, securities, commercial and business litigation, appellate litigation, products litigation and counseling, labor and employment, ERISA litigation and antitrust., In 2018, Goodwin became one of the first major law firms to launch a dedicated proptech practice to serve the growing real estate technology industry. The firm also has practices dedicated to the fintech industry as well as digital currency and blockchain, and claims it represents about 40 percent of the companies on the Forbes Fintech 50 list., Goodwin has been named “Biotech Firm of the Year” by U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers five times, “M&A Mid-Market Law Firm of the Year” by Mergers and Acquisitions magazine, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property “Practice Groups of the Year” by Law360, and “IP Law Firm of the Year” and “US Life Cycle Firm of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences. The firm has also been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign and one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine for nine consecutive years.