Awards and Rankings June 16, 2016

The Legal 500 United States 2016 Recognizes Goodwin Procter in 27 Practice Areas

Goodwin, leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that The Legal 500 United States has recognized the firm and its lawyers for excellence in numerous practice areas in its 2016 edition.

The Legal 500 United States has recognized Goodwin for excellence in 27 firm practice areas, and as a “top tier” firm (*) in 4 of these practice areas.

  • Dispute resolution - Appellate - Appellate - Supreme Court (federal and state)
  • Dispute resolution - Financial services: litigation
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)*
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices – defense
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort – defense
  • Dispute resolution - Securities litigation – defense
  • Dispute resolution - White-collar criminal defense
  • Finance - Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to issuers
  • Industry focus - Energy: litigation
  • Industry focus - Environment: litigation
  • Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
  • Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
  • Intellectual property - Patent litigation: International Trade Commission
  • 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
  • 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 - US taxes: non-contentious

The Legal 500 United States recognized 110 Goodwin lawyers this year, including eight “Leading Lawyers” (*). Gil Menna was listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in two practice areas.

  • Dispute resolution – Appellate
    • Thomas Hefferon
    • William Jay*
  • Dispute resolution - Financial services – litigation
    • Brian Pastuszenski
    • David Permut
    • Grant Fondo
    • Richard Strassberg
    • Thomas Hefferon
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action - consumer products (including tobacco)
    • Forrest Hainline*
    • Joanne Gray*
    • Mark Raffman
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action - pharmaceuticals and medical devices – defense
    • Glenn Kerner
    • Joanne Gray
    • Nilda Isidro
    • Richard Oetheimer
    • Sarah Frederick
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action - toxic tort – defense
    • Bill Hanlon
    • Joanne Gray
    • Mark Tully
  • Dispute resolution - Securities litigation – defense
    • Brian Pastuszenski
    • Mark Holland
    • Michael Isenman
    • Mike Jones
    • Stephen Poss
    • Todd Cronan
  • Dispute resolution - White-collar criminal defense
    • Grant Fondo
    • Joseph Savage
    • Richard Strassberg
    • Todd Cronan
    • William Harrington
  • Finance - Capital markets - equity offerings - advice to issuers
    • Anthony McCusker
    • Edwin O’Connor
    • Ettore Santucci
    • Gilbert Menna
    • Richard Kline
  • Industry focus - Energy – litigation
    • Elise Zoli
    • Michael Giannotto
    • Timothy Shuba
    • William Jay
  • Industry focus - Environment – litigation
    • Laurence Kirsch
    • Michael Giannotto
  • Industry focus - Healthcare - life sciences
    • Emily Rapalino
    • Kingsley Taft
    • Maggie Wong
    • Mark Heller
    • Mitchell Bloom
    • Stuart Cable
  • Intellectual property - Patent litigation - International Trade Commission
    • Ce Li
    • Jennifer Albert
    • Marcia Sundeen
    • Mark Abate
  • Intellectual property - Patent litigation - full coverage
    • David Hashmall
    • Douglas Kline
    • Elizabeth Holland
    • Jennifer Albert
    • Marcia Sundeen
    • William Jay
  • Investment fund formation and management - Alternative/hedge funds
    • Brynn Peltz
    • Luciana Aquino-Hagedorn
    • Mandee Gruen
  • Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered funds
    • Christopher Palmer
    • Marco Adelfio*
    • Paul Delligatti
    • Philip Newman
    • Robert Kurucza
    • Thomas Early
  • Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds
    • David Watson
    • James Donohue
    • Jonathan Axelrad
    • Neal Sandford
    • Paul Verbesey
    • Thomas Beaudoin
  • Labor and employment - ERISA litigation
    • Alison Douglass
    • James Fleckner
    • Kevin Martin
    • William Jay
  • Labor and employment - Employee benefits and executive compensation
    • Lynda Galligan
    • Scott Webster
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market (sub-$500m)
    • John Egan
    • John LeClaire
    • Joseph Johnson III*
    • Lawrence Chu
    • Mark Bettencourt
    • Stuart Cable
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Private equity buyouts
    • Andrew Weidhaas
    • Brian McPeake
    • Fred Lim
    • Ilan Nissan
    • James Barrett
    • Jay Schifferli
    • John LeClaire
    • Paul Cicero
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Venture capital and emerging companies
    • Andrew Goodman
    • Anthony McCusker
    • David Van Horne
    • John Egan
    • Mitchell Bloom
    • William Schnoor*
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology - data protection and privacy
    • Brenda Sharton
    • Lynne Barr
    • Michael Flynn
    • William Growney
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology – transactions
    • Andrew Goodman
    • Anthony McCusker
    • Jason Breen
    • John Egan
    • Lawrence Chu
    • Stephen Charkoudian
    • Stuart Cable
    • William Growney
    • William Schnoor
  • Real estate and construction - Land use/zoning
    • Martin Healy
    • Michael Murray
  • Real estate and construction - Real estate
    • Chauncey Swalwell
    • Christopher Barker
    • Dean Pappas
    • Gilbert Menna*
    • James Broderick
    • Samuel Richardson
  • Real estate and construction - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
    • Ettore Santucci
    • Gilbert Menna*
    • Mark Opper
    • Neal Sandford
    • Yoel Kranz
  • Tax - US taxes - non-contentious
    • Howard Cubell
    • Neal Sandford

More detail, including a complete listing of Goodwin’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 900 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.goodwinlaw.com. Follow us on Twitter @goodwinlaw.