Goodwin hires new partner to continue its private equity expansion
Ex-Kramer Levin corporate co-chair James Moriarty has joined bolster Goodwin Procter's global private equity practice
Goodwin Procter, a Global 50 law firm, has hired noted corporate lawyer James (Jim) Moriarty as a partner in the US from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel to expand its global private equity practice.
Moriarty would shuttle between the firm's offices in New York and Santa Monica. His practice spans advising mid-market private equity firms and strategic corporate buyers on a range of acquisition-related activities including leveraged buyouts, growth equity financings, recaps, joint ventures and exits.
He carries with him experience in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on educational tech and financial services.
"As client deal activity continues to accelerate at the intersection of capital and innovation, we are thrilled to further strengthen our private equity platform with the addition of Jim. Jim is a very talented and well-regarded lawyer who has previously practiced with a number of our partners. His deep experience matches the needs of our clients and complements the skillsets of our existing teams in New York and Santa Monica and globally," AJ Weidhaas, co-chair of Goodwin's private equity practice, said.
Moriarty was associated with Kramer Levin for more than a decade and was serving as co-chair of its corporate department in New York when he opted to join Goodwin.
Before joining Kramer Levin, Moriarty spent about eight years at O'Melveny & Myers and seven years at O'Sullivan Graev & Karabell before its merger with O'Melveny in 2002.