Press Release February 23, 2005

Private Equity Analyst Highly Ranks Goodwin Procter on "Most Active Law Firms" Lists

BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2005 – Private Equity Analyst recently ranked Goodwin Procter LLP the 7th "Most Active Law Firm" based on the number of private equity and venture capital funds the firm has worked on for general partners and limited partners in 2004, as well as the 13th "Most Active Law Firm" based on the number of private equity and venture capital deals the firm negotiated and closed in 2004.

Goodwin Procter is a national leader in the private equity sector. For the past 35 years, the firm has been helping clients with investments, recapitalizations, buyouts, fund formations and portfolio company transactions.

John LeClaire serves as the firm's Private Equity Practice chairman.