BOSTON, May 12, 2014 — Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Robert E. Puopolo has joined the firm’s Life Sciences Practice as a partner in the Boston office. Puopolo comes to Goodwin from Greenberg Traurig LLP where he was a shareholder and former co-chair of its emerging technology group.

Puopolo was an associate and partner at Goodwin from 2005-2010. He focuses his practice on corporate and related transactional matters, representing companies in a variety of life sciences, clean technology and technology industries, as well as the venture capital firms, hedge funds and investment banks that focus on these companies. Puopolo also advises life sciences companies and investors on a variety of licensing and other commercial transactions. He represents biotech and pharmaceutical clients in transactions involving intellectual property assets and has experience structuring and negotiating collaboration and license agreements.

“Rob is a talented attorney and trusted advisor, and we are excited he has decided to return to Goodwin. We welcome his many contributions to the firm,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman of Goodwin Procter.

“We are involved with many of the industry's most sophisticated collaboration and financing transactions. Rob’s extensive experience in the life sciences sector adds to the depth of our team and our ability to rapidly assist our clients on their most important transactions,” said Mitchell Bloom, chair of Goodwin’s Life Sciences practice.

Puopolo earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and his B.S. from Northeastern University. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

He can be reached at 617.570.1393 or

Goodwin’s Life Sciences Group is among the leading practices in the United States, with more than 100 experienced life sciences attorneys.  Goodwin has been named the U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Law Firm of the Year” in Biotechnology Law for two consecutive years (2013 and 2014). Clients include more than 400 private and public life sciences companies, from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations as well as more than 200 private equity, venture capital, and investment banking companies.

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