MDW will maintain its enviable momentum with key appointments in two newly-created roles
MDW continues to be at the forefront of legal innovation with the appointments of highly regarded lawyers Jeremy Goldman and Alexandra Shaw who will both be working in traditional and non traditional legal roles.
Goldman (formerly of Herbert Smith Freehills and BlueRock) joins MDW as Director of Investments and Co-Chair of the newly created MDW Ventures business.
Goldman will work with Corporate and Commercial Principal Josh Kaplan. He will be responsible for advising MDW’s growing client base of emerging businesses in areas including:
- Capital raising activities
- Legal and corporate strategy
- Commercial law
- Employee share schemes
He will also oversee the continued growth of MDW’s popular automated legal technology solution, MDW Express.
Shaw (formerly of LegalVision and KHQ) joins the firm in a dual role combining legal and non-legal functions:
1. She will continue to drive innovation in the firm with a particular focus on client experience and people experience; and
2. She will use her niche expertise to grow the firm’s food and beverage law practice, including:
- Product labelling compliance
- Other consumer law issues
Welcoming words from Jeff Pinch
“As a firm that has entrepreneurship and innovation as part of its DNA, we are thrilled to welcome Jeremy and Alex to the firm,” said Managing Principal Jeff Pinch. “Jeremy is an exceptional lawyer and business strategist who will present significant value to our large bank of clients who are on the investment path or experiencing considerable growth. We’re also excited about the prospect of our tech product, MDW Express, being brought to the market under Jeremy’s guidance.”
Pinch went on to say that “we recognise that the legal market is constantly changing. Alex is key to ensuring that MDW continues to have the technology, systems, resources and processes available to carry on exceeding our client’s expectations. Her ability to recognise, develop and pioneer emerging legal fields, as well as her exceptional commercial experience, is a rare and valuable combination of skills.”