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Knowledge Management Lawyer (Private Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts)

Goodwin Procter

This is a Full-time position in The Woodlands, TX posted August 20, 2021.

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition.

Our 1,200-plus lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity and financial industries.

Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart.

Also a global destination for business professionals, Goodwin’s team of professional staff was named in 2019 the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

Goodwin is a market leader advising on Private Company Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts in the United States.

We are unique in the Big Law market with our combination of leading middle market private equity and venture capital practices with our robust life sciences, technology and health care practices.

This combination of our largest and strongest practices active in private mergers, acquisitions and buyouts presents an exciting opportunity to support knowledge management initiatives in this legal area.

As the Knowledge Management Lawyer focused on U.S.

private mergers, acquisitions and buyouts, you are an experienced private M&A lawyer who will be a member of one of the legal industry’s leading Knowledge Management groups, known for award-winning and innovative KM systems and approaches.

Working as an embedded Knowledge Management Lawyer focused on the private M&A and buyouts legal practices, you will work closely with practice leaders and will draw upon your legal expertise and prior experience to support these practices by providing the highest quality legal content and know-how for our U.S.


WHAT YOU’LL DO: Create, develop and maintain model documents, forms, precedents, checklists, and other substantive content for the practices, ensuring such content is up-to-date and readily accessible on the firm’s intranet and other content sharing platforms.

Serve as a source of legal, market and practical expertise; identifying and collecting key data points of private M&A and buyout deals for statistical analysis and post-deal assessments, benchmarking and market trends.

Monitor and inform the practices of important legal developments relevant in the private M&A area; supporting the research, writing and publication of external client alerts on such developments.

Develop curriculum for, and participate in, training initiatives related to private M&A and buyouts, including internal attorney training sessions, client workshops, and other firm educational training programs.

Work with the Knowledge Management team to develop solutions to increase efficiency, enable legal project management and improve legal service delivery for private M&A and buyout deals; such as document assembly packages, AI due diligence procedures, expert systems and client-facing applications.

Participate in Knowledge Management Department meetings to facilitate the sharing of best practices and knowledge, and perform such other duties as requested by the Knowledge Management Department.

Participate in business development efforts related to private M&A and buyouts through thought leadership initiatives, client seminars and pitches, to elevate the awareness and value of this work and the firm’s KM program.

WHO YOU ARE: Juris Doctor required.

7 years legal experience practicing as a private mergers and acquisitions attorney in a law firm or in house legal department, including experience managing, structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions and buyouts for private equity and venture capital clients; with preference of M&A experience within the technology, life sciences and healthcare industries.

Passion for knowledge-sharing, efficiency and excellence in legal work.

Interest in working with legal technology, such as document automation, artificial intelligence and collaboration platforms.

Location: New York, Boston or Northern California preferred, though other Goodwin U.S.

offices may be an option.

Reports to the Director of Knowledge Management, Business Law.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

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