Press Release May 06, 2008

Goodwin Procter Strengthens Securities Group in New York

BOSTON, May 6, 2008 – Goodwin Procter announced today that Michael D. Maline will join as partner in the firm’s 200-lawyer New York office. He is a corporate attorney focused on equity and debt capital markets transactions, as well as generally counseling on securities law matters.

“Michael’s experience and strong reputation in the market are a great fit for the strategic needs of our technology, private equity, financial services and real estate capital markets clients,” said Kevin Sheridan, partner and leader of Goodwin Procter’s Business Law Department in New York. “He is well known to us and, importantly, many of our clients to be an excellent and innovative attorney. We are very excited to welcome such a highly talented lawyer.”

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Maline was a member of the Corporate Department at Lowenstein Sandler, where he advised clients in a wide range of corporate and securities law matters. He has extensive experience representing underwriters and placement agents in connection with public securities offerings, registered direct transactions, PIPEs and other private placements in the life sciences, technology, consumer products, gaming, oil and gas and alternative energy sectors. He is admitted to the Massachusetts and New York State Bars and earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School and his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University.

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.