Press Release August 18, 2005

The Best Lawyers in America Ranks Nearly 60 Goodwin Procter Partners as Leaders in Their Field

BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2005 — Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that The Best Lawyers in America 2006 named 59 of its partners as leaders in their field.  The firm is pleased to have 50 partners ranked from its Boston office, six partners from its Washington, DC office and three partners from its New York office.

The firm’s partners were ranked within the following categories of law: Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debt Rights, Biotechnology, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Employee Benefits, Environmental, Intellectual Property, International Trade and Finance, Labor and Employment, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, Maritime, M&A, Mutual Funds, Private Funds, Real Estate, Tax, Trust and Estates and White-Collar Criminal Defense.

Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America directory are done so based solely on a vote of their peers.  Results are compiled from surveys submitted by over 16,000 leading practitioners throughout the country.