Press Release May 25, 2005

Chambers USA Ranks Goodwin Procter as Leading Law Firm

The firm ranks number one in nine categories, with fifty-three of the firm’s partners recognized as leaders in their field

BOSTON, May 25, 2005 – Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading national law firm with offices in Boston, New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC, today announced that 53 of its partners were named to the Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers directory.  The recently published guide highlights the work of the nation’s leading practitioners across a variety of legal disciplines.

Goodwin Procter as a firm was ranked number one within the categories of Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: Securities, Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment, Real Estate and Tax.

To compile the guide, Chambers canvasses clients and lawyers across the <country-region></country-region> United States to obtain a consistent market view of which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their fields.  Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment as well as other valuable client services.