Press Release June 01, 2011

CIO Magazine Selects Goodwin Procter Information Technology Department as CIO 100 Award Winner

BOSTON, June 1, 2011CIO magazine has named the Information Technology Department of Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, as a member of its 2011 CIO 100 list. The 24th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). 

Goodwin Procter was recognized for its Founders Workbench initiative. Founders Workbench is a free, online resource that helps entrepreneurs navigate many of the legal and organizational challenges commonly faced by start-ups and emerging companies. The website includes an interactive online product, Document Driver, that enables entrepreneurs to create tailored legal start-up documents, including incorporation filings, and a blog, The Founders Toolbox, where the firm’s attorneys and external contributors provide regular insight on topics of interest to founders.

“We are highly committed to utilizing technology and social media to work with start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. Founders Workbench is a unique offering in the industry, providing a comprehensive set of free documents coupled with high value guidance and advice, and we are extremely pleased that it has been recognized by CIO magazine for inclusion in this select group,” said Peter F. Lane, Goodwin Procter’s Chief Information Officer.  “Our IT department partnered with a host of internal sponsors and constituents to bring this project to fruition, and we are delighted with the outcome.”

Lane will accept the award on behalf of Goodwin Procter at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony held August 14-16 in Colorado Springs, CO.  To follow Founder’s Workbench on Twitter, go to: @founderstoolbox.

Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of Chief Information Officers worldwide. Complete coverage of the 2011 CIO 100 awards will be online on August 1 and in the August issue of CIO magazine.

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 provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial services; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com. Follow us on Twitter @GoodwinProcter.