Press Release October 23, 2007

Leading Commercial Litigation Attorney Joins Goodwin Procter

Boston, Mass., Oct. 23, 2007 – Goodwin Procter LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms, today announced the addition of partner Brian D. Hail, a preeminent lawyer in the area of commercial litigation. Hail has extensive experience advising clients on complex litigation involving securities fraud claims, mass torts, insurance disputes and contract disputes. Previously a partner at Haynes & Boone, Hail has represented both domestic and international clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States and will be resident in Goodwin Procter’s New York office.

“We are thrilled that Brian has chosen to join Goodwin Procter. His international scope and extensive experience in the litigation field enhances our commitment to a global practice with world-class capabilities,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter.

Hail concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, including representation of financial institutions, hedge funds, private investors and investment banks in various civil and insolvency matters. His representation of domestic and international clients in federal and state courts throughout the US, includes bankruptcy court as well as in connection with investigations brought by federal and state governmental authorities. Hail has written and contributed to several papers on litigation and insolvency including articles involving international litigation and federal practice and procedure.

Goodwin Procter’s Commercial Litigation Practice features a team of over 140 trial lawyers specializing in the representation of public and private companies in connection with contract disputes, business torts and related issues such as risk assessment and litigation avoidance.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, 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, tax and products liability. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com.

Partner Biographical Information
Brian D. Hail concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, including the representation of financial institutions, hedge funds, private investors, and investment banks in various civil and insolvency matters. He also has extensive experience advising clients on complex litigation involving securities fraud claims, mass torts, insurance disputes, and contract disputes. He has represented both domestic and international clients in federal and state courts throughout the US, including bankruptcy court and in connection with civil investigations brought by federal and state governmental authorities.

Hail received his J.D. from the University of Michigan, a B.A. and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.