Press Release January 24, 2006

Thomson Financial Ranks Goodwin Procter Among Top Issuer-Side Legal Advisors in Worldwide IPOs

BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2006 — Thomson Financial, a leading provider of information to the global financial community and publisher of Venture Capital Journal, has ranked Goodwin Procter LLP the 15th most active issuer-side legal advisor in worldwide initial public offerings (IPOs) in the United States from Jan. 1, 2005 - Sept. 30, 2005, based on proceeds.

Goodwin Procter advises companies going public in a broad range of industries including technology, life sciences, financial services and real estate.  Most recently, the firm has represented iRobot, Nastech Pharmaceutical Company, Lionbridge Technologies, Codgell Spencer and DiamondRock in their IPOs.