Goodwin Procter bolsters west coast standing
Goodwin Procter, LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, has recently set up new offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, completing a West Coast expansion program begun in April. The move to expand towards the prestigious business and entertainment market, follows the firm's premeditated plan, to not only consolidate its West coast presence, but also to become a national and international level player. Real estate expert Lewis G. Feldman
will lead the Los Angeles office, along with two additional partners in Los Angeles and six in San Francisco.
Goodwin Procter will put more stress on its public finance, real estate/real estate capital markets, and litigation practices in its new offices. It will also aim to expand its reach in technology and life sciences; private equity; and intellectual property in the national arena.
Boston-based Goodwin Procter's team of attorneys in five offices support the firm's core practice areas of corporate, litigation and real estate, including financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability.
Cooley Godward and Kronish Lieb ties the knot
IP and biotech expert Cooley Godward and disputes specialist Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman merged their firms to operate as one entity with the moniker Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. Stephen Neal, chairman and chief executive officer of Cooley Godward will head the combined firm, while his counterpart, Alan Levine
, managing partner of Kronish Lieb will head the New York office. The merger move helps the firms expand their national presence.
The new firm, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, will have 550 attorneys adept in litigation practice, besides an extensive reach in corporate, tax, and bankruptcy. The firm represents a diverse clientele from a broad range of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, financial services, retail, and energy.
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