Press Release January 23, 2006

Chambers Global Ranks Goodwin Procter as Leading Law Firm

Firm ranks second in Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment and Fund Formation categories; six partners recognized as leaders in three categories

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2006 — Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading national law firm with offices in Boston, New York and Washington, DC, today announced that it has been ranked second in the Private Equity: Buyouts and Venture Capital and Private Equity: Fund Formation categories in the Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers 2006 directory.

In addition, the firm is pleased to announce that six of its partners have been recognized as leaders in their field, including Lynne Barr and William Mayer in the Banking & Finance category and John EganJohn LeClaireLaura Hodges Taylor and William Schnoor  in the Buyouts & Venture Capital category. The recently published guide highlights international firms, as well as individual attorneys who are leaders in their specific legal disciplines.

The Chambers Global guide, among the most respected referral guides of leading law firms and individual lawyers around the world, covers all major jurisdictions throughout the world. In each country, the leading international law firms and leading individuals are ranked in the principal areas of law. Chambers and Partners employs extensive research methods, including numerous in-depth client and lawyer interviews, to determine its rankings, and offers third party editorial commentary.