Expanded FinTech Practice Gives Founders Workbench Broader Cross-Disciplinary Expertise

We’re excited to share another way for us to deliver value to you and the entire Founders Workbench community. Through our involvement in developing Goodwin Procter’s FinTech Practice, a recently expanded cross-disciplinary legal team, we are now able to offer broader market reach and better access to new business opportunities.

Our work with start-up founders gives us an up-close view of how technology can drive innovation, and we wanted that perspective to be central in developing the new FinTech group. Financial services is one of the industries most profoundly impacted by technological innovation, and the start-up scene reflects that reality. This has resulted in a growing need for legal counsel, particularly for founders, that offers expertise in financial institutions and in broader tech and business services.

The expansion of Goodwin’s FinTech Practice includes an appointed leadership team and consolidation of our financial services and technology expertise under a single platform. This makes it easier for us to provide counsel to start-ups, offering a broader one-stop-shop for their legal needs. In addition to providing expertise in financial services and technology, the more than 60 Goodwin Procter attorneys working in the FinTech group offer expertise in private equity, investigations, intellectual property, consumer financial services, business and securities litigation.

Based on feedback we receive from founders at emerging technology companies, this new practice area will offer clients the right mix of skills and experience to succeed. We’ll have greater ability to help navigate tricky oversight and regulation issues, as well as offer guidance and best practices for handling complex disputes and litigation while taking advantage of new business opportunities.

Below is a list of representative services the new FinTech practice offers. We’re confident you and the rest of the Founders Workbench community will find value in this new cross-disciplinary offering!

  • Private equity and venture capital financing;
  • M&A transactions;
  • IPOs and other exits;
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances, outsourcing;
  • IP advice, protections, licensing, and litigation;
  • Securities and bank regulatory advice, licensing, and litigation;
  • Privacy and data security compliance advice, analytics, and litigation;
  • Defense of AG, FTC, and other government enforcement actions.

The practice is led by partners Bob Bishop, Amber Dolman, and Brian McPeake.

Please visit Goodwin’s FinTech Practice web page to learn more.

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