Press Release May 29, 2009

Goodwin Procter Expands Litigation Practice in New York

Leading Securities Litigator Mark Holland Joins the Firm

BOSTON, May 29, 2009 – Goodwin Procter LLP announced today the addition of preeminent litigator Mark Holland as a partner in its Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice.  He joins the firm from Clifford Chance, where he served as co-head of its U.S. Securities, Regulatory and White Collar Practice Group.  Holland will be resident in Goodwin Procter’s New York office.

Holland’s practice concentrates on representation of the financial services industry, including defending underwriters in litigation concerning public securities offerings and investment advisors and mutual funds in matters relating to the Investment Company Act of 1940.  With over 27 years of experience in defending securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits, he has represented defendants in several high-profile litigation matters over the years, including the Initial Public Offering Allocation class action cases pending in federal court in Manhattan, the Parmalat class action litigation and the multi-district litigation proceedings against the mutual fund industry relating to alleged market timing within mutual fund accounts.

 “Mark is an outstanding securities litigator and a talented attorney.  He is widely respected for his ability to distill complex legal issues into sound business advice for his clients,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter. “He will be an invaluable asset to our growing national Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice.”

Goodwin Procter has one of the nation’s largest and most active practices defending securities class action, shareholder derivative, and other shareholder litigation, SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings, and related litigation and regulatory matters throughout the country.  The firm’s Litigation Department represents corporations, officers, directors and special committees, as well as broker-dealers, private equity firms, mutual funds and other institutional investors, in a wide array of complex and transaction-based litigation and governmental investigations.  Nationally, Goodwin Procter has 82 lawyers practicing in the SEC enforcement and securities litigation area.

“Mark is an immensely talented lawyer and is an outstanding addition to our team of over 80 litigators in New York,” said David Hashmall, leader of the firm’s Litigation Department in New York. 

Holland has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers USA as one of New York’s leading securities litigators.  He serves on the Committee on Securities Litigation of the New York City Bar and has previously served on the Committee on Investment Management Regulation.  Holland is admitted to the bar in New York.  He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School where he was Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review, and his B.A. from Colgate University.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with 900 attorneys in offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, 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.