A great place to start and elevate your career.
Imagine working at a place filled with energy, momentum, and smart people who love what they do. Suppose those people have a certain enthusiasm for their work, and bring an adventurous spirit with them to work every day. Now imagine they also love new ideas, and enjoy being part of an organization that is prized for its innovation. This may sound more like a start-up venture than an established law firm — but it is a sound description of Goodwin. Here, you will discover a highly collaborative and collegial environment where people take the unprecedented path to success
A Global Presence
With 15 offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia, Goodwin is a global law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters spanning the financial, private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences industries — and where these industries converge. When you join Goodwin, you become part of our international network of lawyers and professional staff tackling the most pressing and complex legal issues facing our world today.
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Explore Our Culture
We have helped our clients overcome the business challenges of today to launch the innovations of tomorrow, including:
Summer Associate Program
Our Summer Associate Program bridges the gap between law school and working at a large law firm. Summer associates have the opportunity work on challenging cases, learn new skills through formal training and network within our firm.
Learning + Development
At Goodwin you will explore a variety of compelling legal matters in a collegial atmosphere. You will also find time built into your schedule so you can take advantage of professional development and training programs designed to engage and inspire.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
When you choose to work at Goodwin, you join a work environment that fosters a sense of belonging for everyone. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are core values embedded in our approach to the business and practice of law, evidenced in the initiatives we create and in the workplace environment we cultivate:
- Nurturing Inclusive Communities — From recruiting, to onboarding, to performance reviews, we synthesize inclusive leadership training into the day-to-day operations of our firm. DEI and legal practice group leaders work closely to curate a focused DEI strategy that is specific to each team while advancing firmwide DEI goals.
- Strengthening Accountability — In December 2021, we partnered with and launched AllVoices – a platform where employees and partners can anonymously ask questions, voice concerns around topics such as inclusion, workplace respect and company culture, report microaggressions, and provide feedback or communicate directly with our DEI and HR Talent teams.
- Advocating for Social Justice — Our firm proudly provides pro bono legal assistance to those who need it most, from our business lawyers serving entrepreneurs and small businesses in historically excluded communities through our firm-founded Neighborhood Business Initiative, to supporting a diverse array of nonprofit organizations that conduct social justice advocacy, such as the Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance and the Last Prisoner Project. The firm’s docket is also full of asylum and naturalization cases and clinics, including VAWA. One of our most popular social justice initiatives is the Transgender Name Change Project, in partnership with GLAD.
- Incentivizing Efforts —In April 2021, we implemented a new strategic initiative that gives billable credit to associates, counsel and professional track attorneys for time spent on DEI efforts that will count toward their bonus allocation.
Visit our interactive experience to learn more about Goodwin’s journey toward greater inclusivity for our firm, our clients and the legal industry at large.
Goodwin’s 1L Diversity Fellowship Program provides first-year law students from historically excluded groups with the opportunity to be a 1L summer associate in Goodwin’s 10-week summer associate program, following their first year of law school. Candidates will spend six weeks working for Goodwin and have the opportunity to spend the remaining four weeks working at the direction of a Goodwin client. 1L Fellows will also be invited to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Scholars Summit. Each 1L Diversity Fellow is eligible to earn an offer to return to Goodwin for their 2L summer and to receive additional scholarship funds.
Goodwin’s 2L Diversity Fellowship program provides rising second-year law students from historically excluded groups the opportunity to earn a position in Goodwin’s Summer Associate program, in addition to receiving an award of $30,000. Finalists will take part in interviews with Goodwin lawyers, followed by virtual roundtable program involving thought exercises, discussions and social networking with key firm leaders, members of Goodwin’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CRED@Goodwin) and Pride@Goodwin affinity groups, as well as local office leaders.
Pro bono work is a cornerstone of our firm’s values. Through continuous innovation and investment in pro bono initiatives, we are well-prepared to provide no-cost legal services that can make real and lasting changes in people’s lives.
Goodwin founded the Neighborhood Business Initiative, a first-of-its-kind pro bono program that brings business-related legal services to entrepreneurs and small business owners, along with other pro bono initiatives. More than 1,000 Goodwin professionals have devoted their time to providing business-related pro bono legal services to small business clients nationwide through direct representation, workshops, and clinics.
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