Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Barbara M. Goodstein has joined the firm in New York as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice. Previously, she was a partner with Dewey & LeBoeuf in New York.

“Barbara is a nationally known finance attorney and is widely recognized in the finance industry for the depth and breadth of her experience in both commercial and structured finance,” said Stuart M. Litwin, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance Practice and its Structured Finance group. “Mayer Brown has one of the top-ranked, leading structured finance practices in the world. Barbara brings additional skills to our practice in financing non-traditional assets and gives us greater depth in restructuring failed transactions,” noted Litwin.

Ms. Goodstein is a featured columnist for The New York Law Journal’s “Secured Transactions” section and a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. She previously served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Equipment Lease and Finance Association, the national trade association for the equipment finance industry.

Ms. Goodstein’s transactional and restructuring experience includes such structured financings as CDO’s, including CDO’s of ABS and CLO’s, as well as structured and general commercial financings of assets, including auto, trade, health care, timeshare and lease receivables, sports franchises, intellectual property, transportation equipment (including aircraft, aircraft engines, railcars and vessels), technology equipment, medical equipment, communications and office equipment, construction equipment, and marine and inter-modal containers. She also has extensive debt workout and restructuring experience primarily representing senior creditors and syndicate groups, bondholders, and secured creditors both in and out of bankruptcy; foreclosures, DIP and exit financing; contested and consensual bankruptcy matters; and other financial and legal restructurings.

“Mayer Brown’s top-tier global structured and commercial finance, and restructuring practices will provide a great platform for me to assist clients as they explore and maximize both current and developing market opportunities,” said Ms. Goodstein.

Richard A. Spehr, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s New York office, said “Barbara’s arrival underscores the continued strategic growth of our New York office, where we have added more than a dozen lateral partners in the last two years in key practice areas to help better serve the needs of our clients.”

Ms. Goodstein received her JD from New York University School of Law and received a BA from Barnard College.