Goodwin Procter officially cut the ribbon on the firm’s new Silicon Valley space at 601 Marshall St. in downtown Redwood City on Monday. The firm relocated from Menlo Park with an eye on expansion.

“At the most basic level, we are running out room here,” said Lynda Galligan, who was named the chair of Goodwin’s Silicon Valley office in 2014. “We are busting out of this space, so we definitely wanted someplace where we can scale.”

Goodwin set up its Silicon Valley shop in 2007 in Palo Alto. Just a year later, it outgrew that location and relocated to Menlo Park. According to the firm, Goodwin now has more than 70 lawyers in the Silicon Valley office.

To accommodate the growth, the new office, which has 75,000 square feet, will occupy floors six through eight including an outdoor terrace at the pre-certified LEED Platinum building at 601 Marshall Street.

On Monday, The Recorder’s photo editor Jason Doiy visited the new office space in downtown Redwood City.

 

Goodwin Procter's new Redwood City office is an upgrade from the previous space, clocking in at 20,000 extra square feet, and is reflective of its growth in the Valley, The firm which had 25 lawyers in 2008, today has more than 70.
Chairwoman of the Silicon Valley office Lynda Galligan and Chairman David Hashmall take a tour of the official on opening day.
Steve Barker of Savills Studley helped Goodwin Procter locate the property for its new office in Redwood City.
Left to right: Goodwin Procter Chief Operating Officer Michael Caplan, Chairman of the Business Law Department Mark Macenka, Chairwoman of the Silicon Valley office Lynda Galligan, Chairman David Hashmall, Partner and Real Estate Counsel Alexander Randall, Chief Administrative Officer Michelle Duerr-Condia, Chairman of the Litigation Department Jeffrey Simes

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Goodwin Procter Chairman David Hashmall addresses the staff during their official kickoff party.

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Chairwoman of the Silicon Valley office Lynda Galligan raises a glass in a toast to Goodwin Procter's official new office opening in Redwood City.

“We designed the new space, that is, much more open, there are many more common areas. Our offices are open to each other. It is much more collaborative,” said Galligan.

Goodwin’s Silicon Valley office has specialized in representing venture capital, private equity firms and entrepreneurs and companies in the technology and life sciences industries. It also offers litigation counsel and representation for companies faced with government investigations and enforcement proceedings, as well as other litigation matters.

Galligan said Goodwin expects to continue to grow in practice areas including its technology companies practice, IP litigation, and private equity. Early this month, Goodwin hired two private equity partners, Scott Joachim and David Johanson, from Fenwick & West to join its private equity and technology companies practices.

Goodwin also opened an office in San Francisco in 2006. According to the firm, it has more than 70 attorneys in San Francisco office, which is at Three Embarcadero Center.