Lawyer Monthly - March 2022

LAWYER MOVES Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has announced the addition of Richard Goold as a corporate partner in its London office. Recognised as one of the leading innovators shaping the future of finance in Europe, Goold joins from Ernst & Young, where he served as the firm’s global Head of Tech Law. Goold is a transatlantic and global transactions specialist and a goto legal advisor for innovative start-ups and scale-ups throughout all stages of the business lifecycle, including international mergers and acquisitions, fundraising transactions, buyouts, growth, and venture capital financing rounds. In addition, he counsels UK- and European-based companies in key technology industries, including the fintech, adtech, digital media, and enterprise software sectors. He also regularly represents US companies and investors in crossborder corporate matters and international projects. Wilson Sonsini’s London office, which has grown to 24 lawyers and more than 30 overall staff since opening in 2018, represents highgrowth technology and life sciences companies, including those looking to access the US markets through significant transatlantic deals. During the past year, the firm’s London corporate team has been involved in a series of significant transatlantic transactions for iconic high-growth UK- and European-based companies, including Babylon and Doug Clark, the firm’s managing partner, commented positively on Goold’s appointment. “Since opening in London, we’ve scaled rapidly and we continue to add talented practitioners like Richard to align with the needs of the many fast-growing companies and sophisticated investors we work with throughout the UK and Europe,” he said. “Our active and expanding corporate team in London remains focused on transatlantic work, so Richard’s industry experience and understanding of what growth-minded start-ups need makes him a great fit. We’re excited to welcome him to our firm.” Goold was a partner at Ernst & Young for nearly six years prior to joining Wilson Sonsini. Whilst there, he led the firm’s global tech law efforts and all UK and Ireland service lines for fast growth. Before EY, Goold worked at Gowling WLG, where he became partner in 2012 after joining as an associate in 2001. EY Transatlantic Deals Veteran Joins Wilson Sonsini Gobal law firm Jones Day announced its recruitment of Scott Edson and Jason Keehfus, who will be joining the firm as partners in its business & tort litigation practice, based in Jones Day’s Atlanta Office. Edson has extensive experience representing clients in complex litigation, including class actions, mass actions and multi-district litigation, in both state and federal court. He has advised clients in all stages of litigation, from initial pleadings through discovery, trial and appeal. He is also a frequent writer and lecturer on various aspects of law and legal practice. Keehfus has a wide range of experience in defending both liability and punitive damages claims in challenging jurisdictions around the country, and has particular expertise in taking and defending depositions of medical and scientific witnesses. He is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried dozens of multi-week product liability lawsuits to verdict. Keehfus also works with the National Veterans Legal Services Program to obtain increases in disability benefits for US military veterans. “Scott and Jason bring valuable experience in the kinds of high-stakes commercial disputes for which our clients require counsel, especially class actions and product liability matters,” said Lizanne Thomas, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Southeast US Region. “I’m pleased to welcome them to Jones Day and to work alongside them to serve our clients’ needs throughout the region and around the world.” Edson earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Duke University, whereas Keehfus earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. Jones DayAdds TwoNewPartners toAtlanta Business &Tort Litigation Practice 11 MAR 2022 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM

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