Press Release June 04, 2015

The Legal 500 United States 2015 Recognizes Goodwin Procter in 26 Practice Areas

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that The Legal 500 United States has recognized the firm and its attorneys for excellence in numerous practice areas in its 2015 edition.

The Legal 500 United States has recognized Goodwin Procter for excellence in 26 firm practice areas, and as a “top tier” firm (*) in 3 of these practice areas.

  • Finance – Capital markets: equity offerings – advice to issuers
  • Finance – Financial services: litigation
  • Industry focus – Energy: litigation
  • Industry focus – Environment: litigation
  • Industry focus – Healthcare: life sciences
  • Intellectual property – Patent litigation: full coverage
  • Investment fund formation and management – Alternative/hedge funds
  • Investment fund formation and management – Mutual/registered funds
  • Investment fund formation and management – Private equity funds
  • Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Labor and employment – ERISA litigation
  • Litigation – Product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products (including tobacco)
  • Litigation – Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Litigation – Product liability and mass tort defense: toxic tort
  • Litigation – Securities: shareholder litigation
  • Litigation – Supreme Court and appellate
  • Litigation – White-collar criminal defense
  • M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A: middle market (sub - $500m)*
  • M&A/corporate and commercial – Private equity buyouts
  • M&A/corporate and commercial – Venture capital and emerging companies
  • Media, technology and telecoms – Technology: data protection and privacy
  • Media, technology and telecoms – Technology: transactions*
  • Real estate and construction – Land use/zoning
  • Real estate and construction – Real estate
  • Real estate and construction – Real estate investment trusts (REITs)*
  • Tax – Domestic tax

The Legal 500 United States recognized 101 Goodwin attorneys this year. Of these attorneys, five were listed on The Legal 500 United States “Leading Lawyers” list (*), including Goodwin partner, Gilbert G. Menna, who was listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in two practice areas. Seventeen Goodwin attorneys were recognized in more than one practice area (**), and eight were acknowledged as new partner promotions (****).

Goodwin partners recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2015 were:

  • Daniel P. Adams
  • Marco E. Adelfio
  • Jonathan Axelrad**
  • Christopher B. Barker
  • Lynne B. Barr
  • Thomas A. Beaudoin
  • Mark T. Bettencourt
  • Mitchell S. Bloom**
  • Roberto M. Braceras
  • James M. Broderick
  • Mark H. Burnett
  • Stuart M. Cable
  • Yvonne W. Chan****
  • Stephen G. Charkoudian
  • Scott C. Chase
  • Lawrence M. Chu**
  • John J. Cleary
  • Derek A. Cohen
  • R. Todd Cronan
  • Howard A. Cubell
  • Paul J. Delligatti
  • James L. Donohue
  • Alison V. Douglass
  • Thomas A. Early
  • John J. Egan
  • Ian D. Engstrand****
  • James O. Fleckner
  • Edward L. Glazer**
  • Michael H. Glazer
  • Joanne M. Gray*/**
  • Mandee R. Gruen****
  • Forrest A. Hainline*
  • William R. Hanlon
  • William J. Harrington
  • Martin R. Healy
  • Thomas M. Hefferon
  • Mark A. Heller
  • Elizabeth J. Holland
  • Mark Holland
  • Michael K. Isenman
  • Nilda M. Isidro
  • William M. Jay
  • Joseph L. Johnson III*
  • Michael T. Jones
  • Michael J. Kendall
  • Glenn S. Kerner**
  • Robert G. Kester
  • Laurence S. Kirsch
  • Mark D. Kirshenbaum
  • Douglas J. Kline
  • Richard A. Kline**
  • Robert M. Kurucza
  • Cynthia Lambert Hardman
  • Daniel A. Lang****
  • John R. LeClaire
  • Diane McCabe
  • Anthony J. McCusker**
  • Gilbert G. Menna*/**
  • Caine T. Moss
  • Philip H. Newman
  • Ilan S. Nissan
  • Edwin M. O’Connor
  • Christopher E. Palmer
  • Brian E. Pastuszenski**
  • Brynn D. Peltz
  • David L. Permut
  • Stephen D. Poss
  • Christopher B. Price
  • Robert E. Puopolo**
  • Mark S. Raffman
  • Alexander A. Randall
  • James C. Rehnquist
  • David H. Roberts****
  • Joseph P. Rockers****
  • Neal H. Sandford
  • Ettore A. Santucci**
  • Craig M. Schmitz
  • William J. Schnoor*/**
  • Brenda R. Sharton
  • Timothy K. Shuba
  • Richard M. Strassberg**
  • Kingsley L. Taft**
  • Karen F. Turk
  • David W. Watson**
  • Scott A. Webster
  • Andrew J. Weidhaas
  • Jordan D. Weiss****
  • William H. Whitledge
  • Maggie L. Wong
  • Elise N. Zoli

More detail, including a complete listing of Goodwin Procter’s rankings, is available on The Legal 500 United States website.

The Legal 500 United States 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.

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com. Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.