Deborah S. Birnbach

Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

Deborah S. Birnbach

Deborah S. Birnbach

Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

Biography

Deborah Birnbach, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, concentrates in the areas of securities litigation, including class action defense; SEC, regulatory and internal investigations; M&A-related litigation; ERISA litigation; stockholder disputes; fiduciary duty claims; founder and partnership disputes; and private equity litigation surrounding private financings. Her securities and shareholder litigation practice is national in scope and involves representing investment managers, issuers and their directors and officers in securities and corporate governance matters across the country. In addition to engaging in active litigation, Ms. Birnbach counsels clients and their boards in managing and avoiding litigation risk, including through arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods.


Ms. Birnbach is chair of the board of trustees of Discovering Justice, a nonprofit organization that is a pioneer in civic and justice education. She has been an officer, a member of the council and co-chair of the Litigation Section and of the Business Litigation Committee of the Boston Bar Association. She has served on the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Nominations, which reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations on the qualifications of individuals under consideration for judicial appointments in Massachusetts, and on the Merit Selection Committee, which reviews and makes recommendations on the qualifications of candidates for judicial appointments in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Massachusetts.

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2

Number of Awards

7

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Co-Chair, Antitrust & Competition at Goodwin Procter LLP

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National Co-Chair, Life Sciences Practice at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1992

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

B.A., cum laude
Class of 1986

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. A Transformative Educational Experience Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. The “Full-Engagement” Advantage Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country. Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman. A Widely Envied Campus Environment The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world. Commitment to Women Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unexcelled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

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Founded in 1910, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.

Career History
Partner
Current

Goodwin Procter LLP is a law firm which provides advice to companies in public and private enterprises. Its services include antitrust & competition, financial restructuring, business litigation, securities & corporate finance, leveraged finance, investment management, taxation, trust & estate planning, and criminal investigations. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Boston, MA

Faculty Member
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Goodwin Procter LLP is a law firm which provides advice to companies in public and private enterprises. Its services include antitrust & competition, financial restructuring, business litigation, securities & corporate finance, leveraged finance, investment management, taxation, trust & estate planning, and criminal investigations. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Boston, MA

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$5,000 +
2010
$100 +
2009

YMCA of The North Shore operates as youth development organization for healthy living and for social responsibility. The company was founded in 1858 and is headquartered in Beverly, MA.

Political Donations
$500
2016

Former Senator from New York

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HGGC LLC purchases Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.

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VMware, Inc., Dell Technologies, Inc. purchase Carbon Black, Inc.

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Capital One Financial Corporation purchases BlueTarp Financial, Inc. from Trinity Ventures LP, Village Ventures, Inc., The Maine Venture Fund, Long Ridge Equity Partners LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: US Courts of Appeals, First Circuit
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
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