Goodwin Procter to Close its San Diego Office

Goodwin Procter to Close its San Diego Office

The law firm Goodwin Procter will be closing its San Diego office on Sept. 30, a firm spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

“After significant review, we decided that San Diego, from a geographic perspective, was no longer a strategic location for building the future of the firm,” Lee Feldman, Goodwin Procter’s director of communications, wrote in an email. “Our decision was to reallocate our investments to those markets in California that hold greater promise for Goodwin — Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.”

He added that the decision was “not really driven by financial considerations.”

The San Diego office is currently home to 34 professionals, including six partners and 12 associate attorneys.

Goodwin Procter has made relocation/alternative work arrangement offers to approximately one-third of the total group, according to Feldman.

Those individuals leaving the firm will receive transitional assistance, including severance and outplacement/job counseling, he said.

Goodwin Procter opened its San Diego office in March 2007, led by a group from the former Heller Ehrman law firm.

Source: San Diego Source

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