Goodwin Procter has created a new C-suite level position to advance the firm’s client development strategy, working alongside its traditional marketing department.

The Am Law 50 Boston-founded firm hired Lee Garfinkle in the newly created role of chief client development and relationship officer. Garfinkle previously worked 10 years at Allen & Overy, which has reportedly been in protracted merger discussions with O’Melveny & Myers. Garfinkle was chief marketing and business development officer at the Magic Circle firm.