Former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has joined the national law firm Goodwin Procter, working in its 400-attorney litigation department, the firm announced Wednesday.
“We are both pleased and proud to have Rocky Delgadillo join our California practice,” said Lewis G. Feldman, Goodwin Procter's Los Angeles chairman. “He is not only a skilled manager and litigator, but his more than 20 years of experience and expertise in economic development transactions and government law and policy should also significantly benefit the clients of our firm.”
Goodwin Procter has more than 100 attorneys in California. It opened offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2006, and opened offices the following year in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego. The firm also has offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, New York and Washington, D.C.
According to its Web site, the firm specializes in corporate and real estate law, litigation, financial services, private equity, technology, intellectual property, tax and products liability.
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“I'm thrilled to join one of the nation's most respected, innovative and collaborative law firms,” Delgadillo said. “Goodwin Procter enjoys a reputation of the highest quality within both the public and private sectors. Of personal importance to me, Goodwin Procter also gives back to those communities in which it works through its diversity initiatives and over 55,000 hours of pro bono work last year alone.”
Delgadillo made an unsuccessful bid for the state Attorney General's Office in 2006. He lost to Jerry Brown by a 63 percent-37 percent margin in the Democratic primary. When he left his City Hall job in June, he hinted that he might consider seeking the office again.