Awards and Rankings January 19, 2011

Goodwin Procter Again Recognized as a Law Firm Leader in Capital Markets Transactions in 2010

BOSTON, January 19, 2011Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, has again been ranked as a law firm leader in advising clients across a full range of equity and debt capital markets transactions, including IPOs, equity offerings and preferred stock offerings, according to Bloomberg’s 2010 Global Legal Adviser League Tables.

Goodwin again placed in the Top 10 law firms for the Bloomberg rankings in U.S. issuer and underwriter representation based on number of transactions.  For 2010, the firm tied for second place for issuer IPOs, with seven deals.  Goodwin was ranked sixth among all law firms for both underwriter and issuer equity offerings, with 29 deals in U.S. equity offerings on the manager adviser side and 19 deals in U.S. equity offerings on the issuer side.

In addition, Goodwin tied for ninth in U.S. IPO underwriter representations, tied for thirteenth in global equity offering underwriter representations and tied for sixteenth in U.S. preferred stock offering underwriter representations.

“Our rankings in the 2010 League Tables validate the strength of our ECM and DCM capital markets practice on both the underwriter/agent side and the issuer side.  Over the years we have invested with discipline and perseverance in building that strength across our offices and across the various industry sectors to which we have long made a strategic commitment as a firm.  Our success in the capital markets rests on a broad foundation,” said Ettore A. Santucci, chair of Goodwin’s Securities & Corporate Finance Practice.

Bloomberg capital markets league tables represent publicly disclosed transactions announced between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.  To view the complete rankings, please click here.

Goodwin’s Securities & Capital Markets Practice leverages industry relationships and diverse capital markets expertise to bring companies and appropriate resources together.  Attorneys in the practice come from a wide range of disciplines in the legal and business world to serve client needs, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and securities law compliance and corporate governance matters.  Goodwin’s attorneys counsel clients in a wide variety of industries including real estate, technology, life sciences, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and more.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with 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, products liability and mass torts.  Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com.