Press Release April 23, 2008

Goodwin Procter Ranked Among Most Active Law Firms for Private Equity

BOSTON, April 23, 2008Private Equity Analyst recently ranked Goodwin Procter the 5th most active law firm for private equity and venture capital transactions, based on volume of deals closed in 2007. Counting only later-stage/buyout deals, the firm ranked 2nd after Latham & Watkins. The highly anticipated rankings are part of an annual guide published by Private Equity Analyst.

The survey results come on the heels of Goodwin Procter’s recent explosive growth in California, including the addition of a high-profile fund services practice in Silicon Valley as well as a team of private equity and debt partners in Los Angeles.

Goodwin Procter has a team of over 100 attorneys focused on later-stage buyouts, along with 160 attorneys who handle early-stage, venture and technology deals. The firm is one of the few in the country that can cover the full spectrum of the private equity asset class—from fund formation to exit and everything in between. In 2007, the firm was named among the nation’s top 10 law firms for Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment and for Fund Formation by Chambers USA, based on feedback from clients and peers. John LeClaire chairs Goodwin Procter’s Private Equity Practice; John Egan and Bill Schnoor serve as co-chairs of the firm’s Technology Companies practice.

Since 1989, Private Equity Analyst has been the premier source for first notice of what’s driving this dynamic market and where it’s really headed. The monthly newsletter is published by Dow Jones Financial.

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, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, 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.