Press Release June 10, 2011

Chambers USA 2011 Selects Goodwin Procter for Recognition in 40 Practice Areas

BOSTON, June 10, 2011Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the firm and its attorneys for excellence in numerous practice areas in its 2011 edition. A total of 93 of the firm’s attorneys were named as leading lawyers. Goodwin’s practice groups were selected for ranking in 40 categories overall and garnered top tier rankings in 12 categories. Since its inception nine years ago, Chambers USA has consistently named Goodwin and its attorneys as among the best in the legal industry. Click here for the complete listing of Goodwin’s rankings in Chambers USA 2011.

At the national level, Goodwin Procter added rankings in the Intellectual Property; Leisure & Hospitality; and Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A categories and improved its ranking in the category of National Private Equity Buyouts.

For the fifth consecutive year, Goodwin partner Gilbert G. Menna was named a “Star Performer” in REITs, Chambers’ most select designation for attorneys. In addition, Robert S. Basseches was honored as a “Senior Statesman” in Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York).

Eleven individual attorney rankings also rose this year, including Lynne Barr to tier 1 in National Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance); Robert Kurucza to tier 2 in National Investment Funds: Registered Funds; and Richard Strassberg to tier 1 in New York Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Goodwin also garnered higher attorney rankings in categories ranging from California Real Estate to District of Columbia Environment to Massachusetts Corporate/M&A.

Partners ranked in Chambers USA 2011 were:


  • Marco Adelfio: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Jonathan Axelrad: Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Lynne B. Barr: Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) and Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Robert T. Basseches: Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (Outside New York)
  • Mark H. Burnett: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • David B. Cook: Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (Outside New York)
  • John J. Egan III: Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Elizabeth Shea Fries: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Edward Glazer: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Thomas M. Hefferon: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Mark Holland: Securities: Litigation
  • Robert M. Kurucza: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • John R. LeClaire: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • William P. Mayer: Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
  • Gilbert G. Menna: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Philip H. Newman: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Christopher E. Palmer: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Regina M. Pisa: Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
  • H. Neal Sandford: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Ettore A. Santucci: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Mark Schonberger: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Derek Steingarten: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Kingsley L. Taft: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial
  • Marian A. Tse: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Paul F. Ware Jr.: Litigation: Trial Lawyers


  • Jonathan Axelrad: Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
  • Lewis G. Feldman: Real Estate
  • Stephen Ferruolo: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial
  • Forrest A. Hainline: Litigation: General Commercial
  • Dean C. Pappas: Real Estate


  • John D. Aldock: Litigation: General Commercial
  • James R. Bieke: Environment
  • Michael S. Giannotto: Environment
  • Mark A. Heller: Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory
  • James A. Hutchinson: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • J. Hovey Kemp: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Laurence S. Kirsch: Environment
  • Mark S. Raffman: Litigation: General Commercial


  • David J. Apfel: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Christopher B. Barker: Real Estate
  • Lynne B. Barr: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Wilfred J. Benoit: Labor & Employment
  • Mark T. Bettencourt: Corporate/M&A
  • Gregory A. Bibler: Environment
  • Mark H. Burnett: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Stuart M. Cable: Corporate/M&A
  • John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Howard A. Cubell: Tax
  • James M. Curley: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • James S. Dittmar: Litigation: Securities
  • J. Anthony Downs: Intellectual Property
  • John J. Egan III: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • John C. Englander: Intellectual Property
  • Eric R. Fischer: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Robert H. Fitzgerald: Environment
  • Elizabeth Shea Fries: Hedge & Mutual Funds
  • Matthew Giuliani: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Michael H. Glazer: Real Estate
  • Daniel M. Glosband: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Duncan Greenhalgh: Intellectual Property
  • John Haggerty: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets
  • Robert Hale: Labor & Employment
  • Martin R. Healy: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Laura C. Hodges Taylor: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Joseph L. Johnson III: Corporate/M&A
  • Lawrence Kaplan: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Minta E. Kay: Real Estate
  • Michael J. Kendall: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Rufus C. King: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Mark Kirshenbaum: Tax
  • Douglas J. Kline: Intellectual Property
  • Thomas J. LaFond: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • John R. LeClaire: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • R. Jeffrey Lyman: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Mark Macenka: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Gina Lynn Martin: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • William P. Mayer: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Gilbert G. Menna: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets
  • James W. Nagle: Labor & Employment
  • Philip H. Newman: Hedge & Mutual Funds
  • Michael J. Pappone: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Brian E. Pastuszenski: Litigation: Securities
  • Edmund R. Pitcher: Intellectual Property
  • Stephen D. Poss: Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Securities
  • James C. Rehnquist: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • H. Neal Sandford: Tax
  • Ettore A. Santucci: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets
  • Joseph F. Savage: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • William J. Schnoor: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Paul D. Schwartz: Real Estate
  • Heidi Goldstein Shepherd: Labor & Employment
  • Edward Matson Sibble: Banking & Finance
  • Bradford J. Smith: Labor & Employment
  • Derek Steingarten: Hedge & Mutual Funds
  • Andrew Sucoff: Real Estate
  • Marian A. Tse: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Paul F. Ware Jr.: Intellectual Property and Litigation: General Commercial
  • David W. Watson: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Scott A. Webster: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • William H. Whitledge: Tax
  • Elise N. Zoli: Environment


  • Mark J. Abate: Intellectual Property: Patent
  • David M. Hashmall: Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Mark Holland: Litigation: Securities
  • Richard M. Strassberg: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Andrew J. Weidhaas: Corporate/M&A
  • William J. Weiss: Tax

Chambers surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their field. Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.

About Goodwin Procter
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