Press Release May 09, 2007

Goodwin Procter Highly Ranked in M&A Activity

BOSTON, May 9, 2007 — In Thomson Financial’s recently released worldwide Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Goodwin Procter LLP was consistently named among the most active legal advisors for M&A transactions in the world. In the ranking of U.S. target-side M&A deals, Goodwin Procter ranked 11th based on volume and 12th based on dollar-value. On a global scale, the firm ranked 16th for completed M&A deals worldwide.

Attorneys in Goodwin Procter’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice structure, negotiate and execute a broad array of transactions — mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, tender-offers, spin-offs, divestitures and going private transactions, as well as unsolicited proposals for significant transactions. They have represented clients in over 200 M&A transactions in the past two years, totaling $120 billion, and continue to be very active in the REIT, financial services, technology companies, private equity and hedge funds sectors.

Thomson Financial is a leading global provider of integrated information-based solutions. The company’s quarterly league tables are based upon a single set of globally consistent criteria, submission guidelines, transaction classifications, and eligibility rules.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability.