Deborah S Birnbach

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Deborah Birnbach is a partner in Goodwin’s Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense group and co-chair of the firm’s Public M&A / Corporate Governance practice. She concentrates in the areas of securities litigation, including class action defense; SEC, regulatory and internal investigations; M&A-related litigation; stockholder disputes; fiduciary duty claims; and proxy contests. Her securities and shareholder litigation practice is national in scope and involves representing 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 companies and their boards in managing and avoiding litigation risk, including through arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods. Ms. Birnbach has served on the firm’s Executive Committee.


JD, Columbia Law School, 1992;BA, Wellesley College (cum laude), 1986.