NEW YORK – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the addition of Julia Boyd as a partner in its Global Corporate Group in New York. She was formerly a member of the Private Equity Group at Goodwin Procter, which she joined in 2013.

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“Julia is an exceptional lawyer with extensive M&A and private equity experience that will further bolster our capabilities in New York,” said Matthew J. Petersen, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group. He further added, “Her extensive experience in the life sciences and health care sectors are a great fit with our Life Sciences Health Care Industry Group at a time when we are seeing significant consolidation in that sector.”

Boyd represents private equity funds, venture capital funds and portfolio companies in their corporate transactions, including international and domestic mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, bolt-ons, and joint ventures. She also represents companies with governance matters and other general corporate and commercial matters. In addition, she has advised clients in a broad range of industries including health care, technology, education, financial services, entertainment, consumer goods, manufacturing, and general industrials.

“In addition to its exceptional transactional practice and global platform, Reed Smith’s deep industry expertise in many sectors, including health care, technology, energy, financial services, media, and entertainment, is quite unparalleled,” said Boyd. “I am also looking forward to actively participating in the firm’s Women's Initiative Network (WINRS) and in mentoring associates.”