Awards and Rankings May 30, 2017

Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Goodwin in 52 Practice Areas

Goodwin, a leading Global 50 law firm, announced today that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the firm and its lawyers for excellence in numerous practice areas. A total of 108 of the firm’s partners were named as leading lawyers in the legal directory’s 2017 edition, and 52 practice groups were selected for ranking. A complete listing of Goodwin’s rankings is available online at Chambers USA 2017.

Twenty-one Goodwin lawyers were ranked in multiple practice areas/categories this year. Goodwin added rankings in four Massachusetts categories: Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Banking & Finance, and Tax; and two California categories: Intellectual Property: Patent, and Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital. On a national level, Goodwin also added rankings in the Startups & Emerging Companies; Tax: Corporate & Finance and International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions categories.

For the eleventh consecutive year, Goodwin partner Gilbert G. Menna was named a “Star Individual” in Nationwide: REITs, Chambers’ most select designation for lawyers. In addition, Thomas M. Hefferon was named a “Star Individual” in the Nationwide: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation) for the second consecutive year.

Eight Goodwin partners were honored as “Senior Statesman” in nine categories: Robert T. Basseches in the Nationwide: Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York) category; John J. Cleary in both the Nationwide and Massachusetts Employee Benefits & Executive Comp categories; Edward Glazer in the Nationwide: REITs category; Daniel M. Glosband in the Massachusetts Bankruptcy/Restructuring category; Lawrence Kaplan in the Massachusetts: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use category; James M. Nagle in the Massachusetts Labor and Employment category; Michael J. Pappone in the Massachusetts: Bankruptcy/Restructuring category; and Paul F. Ware in both the Massachusetts Intellectual Property and Massachusetts Litigation: General Commercial categories.

Goodwin lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2017 were:

National

  • Daniel P. Adams: REITs
  • Marco E. Adelfio: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Jonathan Axelrad: Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Christopher B. Barker: Leisure & Hospitality
  • Lynne B. Barr: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Robert T. Basseches: Transportation: Shipping, Regulatory (outside NY)
  • Mitchell S. Bloom: Life Sciences: Corporate and Commercial
  • David V. Cappillo: Startups & Emerging Companies
  • John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Comp
  • Alison Douglass: ERISA Litigation
  • John J. Egan III: Startups & Emerging Companies
  • James O. Fleckner: ERISA Litigation
  • Edward L. Glazer: REITs
  • Teresa  K. Goebel: Leisure & Hospitality
  • Joanne M. Gray: Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
  • Thomas M. Hefferon: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)
  • Mark Holland: Securities: Litigation
  • William M. Jay: Appellate Law
  • Glenn Kerner: Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Robert M. Kurucza: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • John R. LeClaire: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Richard Matheny: International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • William P. Mayer: Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
  • Anthony McCusker: Startups & Emerging Companies
  • Gilbert G. Menna: REITs
  • Phillip H. Newman: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Jacob Osborn: International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • Christopher E. Palmer: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Brian E. Pastuszenski: Securities: Litigation
  • David L. Permut: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • H. Neal Sandford: REITs
  • Ettore A. Santucci: REITs
  • Mark Schonberger: REITs
  • William E. Stern: Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
  • Richard M. Strassberg: Litigation: Trial Lawyers
  • Marcia H. Sundeen: International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
  • Kingsley L. Taft: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial
  • Paul J. Verbesey: Investment Funds: Private Equity, Fund Formation

California

  • Jonathan Axelrad: Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
  • Neel Chatterjee: Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Forrest A. Hainline III: Litigation: General Commercial
  • Richard A. Kline: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • Anthony J. McCusker: Corporate/M&A (Northern California and Venture Capital)
  • Caine Moss: Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
  • Dean C. Pappas: Real Estate
  • Chauncey M. Swalwell: Real Estate

District of Columbia

  • John D. Aldock: Litigation: General Commercial
  • Michael S. Giannotto: Environment
  • James A. Hutchinson: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
  • Laurence S. Kirsch: Environment
  • Joshua Klatzkin: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
  • Scott M. Lassman: Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory

Massachusetts

  • Christopher B. Barker: Real Estate
  • Lynne B. Barr: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Thomas A. Beaudoin: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Mark T. Bettencourt: Corporate/M&A
  • Gregory A. Bibler: Environment
  • Deborah S. Birnbach: Litigation: Securities
  • Mitchell S. Bloom: Corporate/M&A
  • Roberto Braceras: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • James M. Broderick: Real Estate
  • Mark H. Burnett: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Stuart M. Cable: Corporate/ M&A
  • Stephen G. Charkoudian: Technology
  • John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Comp
  • Howard A. Cubell: Tax
  • James M. Curley: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Anna Dodson: Banking & Finance
  • J. Anthony Downs: Intellectual Property
  • John J. Egan III: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment and Corporate/M&A
  • Jennifer Merrigan Fay: Labor & Employment
  • Natascha S. George: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Edward L. Glazer: Tax
  • Michael H. Glazer: Real Estate
  • Daniel M. Glosband: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Duncan A. Greenhalgh: Intellectual Property
  • John T. Haggerty: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets
  • Robert M. Hale: Labor & Employment
  • Martin R. Healy: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Laura C. Hodges Taylor: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Lawrence Kaplan: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Minta E. Kay: Real Estate
  • Michael J. Kendall: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Samantha M. Kirby: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Mark D. Kirshenbaum: Tax
  • Douglas J. Kline: Intellectual Property
  • John R. LeClaire: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Mark J. Macenka: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • William P. Mayer: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Diane J. McCabe: Real Estate
  • Gilbert G. Menna: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets
  • James W. Nagle: Labor & Employment
  • Phillip H. Newman: Hedge Funds & Mutual Funds
  • Edmund R. Pitcher: Intellectual Property
  • Stephen D. Poss: Litigation: Securities and Litigation: General Commercial
  • 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 and Corporate/M&A
  • Paul D. Schwartz: Real Estate
  • Edward Matson Sibble: Banking and Finance
  • Bradford J. Smith: Labor & Employment
  • Andrew C. Sucoff: Real Estate
  • Milena Tantcheva: Banking & Finance
  • Joseph C. Theis, Jr.: Corporate/M&A
  • Karen Turk: Tax
  • Paul F. Ware: Intellectual Property and Litigation: General Commercial
  • David W. Watson: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Scott A. Webster: Employee Benefits & Executive Comp
  • William H. Whitledge: Tax
  • Elise N. Zoli: Environment

New York

  • Mark J. Abate: Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Derek Cohen: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Todd Hahn: Antitrust
  • William Harrington: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • David M. Hashmall: Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Elizabeth J. Holland: Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Mark Holland: Litigation: Securities
  • Brian E. Pastuszenski: Litigation: Securities
  • Christopher B. Price: Real Estate: Corporate
  • Richard M. Strassberg: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine which firms and lawyers 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.