Allen & Overy, continuing its growth trajectory in the U.S., is hiring five partners from Goodwin Procter for its U.S. intellectual property litigation practice, a move that will give the firm a Boston office.

The team is led by New York-based patent litigator Elizabeth Holland, who will become the head of the firm’s U.S. life sciences practice. She will be joined by former Goodwin partners Bill James in Washington, D.C.; John Bennett and Nick Mitrokostas in Boston; and Daniel Margolis in New York.