Take the unprecedented path with Goodwin.
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 and collegial 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 true description of Goodwin. Take the unprecedented path to success and explore what a career at Goodwin could look like.
Our Core Principles
Goodwin is founded on a relationship-based culture – when we collaborate with our clients and each other, everyone succeeds. A large part of our thriving culture can be attributed to our values, which drive us and enable our success.
A Global Presence
With 16 offices that extend across North America, 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.
- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
- Santa Monica
- Silicon Valley
- Washington, DC
Explore Our Culture
Investing in you, thriving together. At Goodwin, the strength of our team is the foundation of our success. Serving our clients’ most complex challenges requires our entire firm to come together with cutting-edge thinking and outstanding industry depth.
To achieve this, we commit to develop, invest, and bring out the best in one another.
We will help you take your career where you want to go – and together, create success and impact along the way. We make our Goodwin commitment true with:
- Engaging Work: Shaping the Future | We are trusted partners to many of the world’s most successful and innovative leaders, entrepreneurs, companies, and investors – creating opportunities for our lawyers and global operations professionals to build expertise and develop new ideas across our global firm.
- Career Development: Supporting Your Journey | Goodwin is a great place to be at and to be from. We are committed to helping you explore and build the career that is right for you, with robust support that adapts over time, to build a positive lifelong relationship between you and our firm.
- Appreciation & Recognition: Valuing One Another | You will work hard at Goodwin, and we aim to show in ways, big and small, that your efforts are valued by your colleagues and important to our collective success.
- Well-Being: Taking Care | We care for one another and offer flexible benefits and resources, to support physical, emotional, and financial well-being as your personal and professional needs evolve.
Inclusive Workplace: Fostering Belonging for All | Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive is a core principle of Goodwin’s culture – and we work each day toward building an employee experience that is equally positive across all employee groups.
We have helped our clients overcome the business challenges of today to launch the innovations of tomorrow, including:
Early Career Opportunities
Goodwin invests in individual careers from the outset. Our Summer Associate program bridges the gap between law school and working at a large law firm. Summer associates have the opportunity to work on challenging cases, learn new skills through formal training and network within our firm. Our vacation scheme and trainee solicitor programmes focus on early career development in the United Kingdom, where participants can learn what it is like to train and work at a firm like Goodwin while building networks and gaining exposure to different practice areas.
Learning and Professional Development
Our Learning and Professional Development team is committed to helping the members of our community maximize their potential, find professional fulfillment and disrupt hidden barriers to success. We design and implement research-backed learning and professional development programs that focus on efficiency, business skills, collaboration and much more.
We offer an outstanding benefits package designed to help you balance your work and personal life. Our benefits platform – You@Goodwin – is built upon the premise that well-being is about taking a holistic view of life and maximizing wellness in all sectors: work life, home life, financial well-being and community engagement.
Propelled by the most pressing global crises and the Goodwin innovative spirit, our pro bono initiative champions the legal rights of those in need. Our lawyers support individual clients through life altering circumstances, including by assisting them to exercise housing rights, navigate immigration and criminal court matters, obtain identity affirming name and gender-marker changes, secure special education services, and obtain public and veterans’ benefits. This dedication to advancing equity extends to advising low-income small business owners operating in historically excluded and discriminated communities through our Neighborhood Business Initiative, and counseling nonprofits so they can advance missions relating to a wide range of social issues including voting rights, racial justice, education, healthcare, peace building and democracy, and the environment. Pro bono work is encouraged and considered a positive factor for advancement, and our pro bono docket is continually evolving in response to community needs.
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