Awards and Rankings June 05, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes Goodwin in 30 Practice Areas

Goodwin, a leading 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 2017 edition.

The Legal 500 United States has recognized Goodwin for excellence in 30 firm practice areas, and as a “top tier” firm (*) in 3 of these practice areas.

  • Dispute resolution - Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)
  • Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Dispute resolution - Financial services: litigation
  • Dispute resolution - M&A: litigation: defense
  • 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
  • Finance - Capital markets - debt offerings - Capital markets - debt offerings - advice to issuers
  • Finance - Capital markets - equity offerings - Capital markets - equity offerings - advice to issuers
  • Industry focus - Environment: litigation
  • Industry focus - Environment: regulatory
  • 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 (transactions)
  • Labor and employment - Employee health and retirement plans
  • Labor and employment - ERISA litigation
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Private equity buyouts
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Venture capital and emerging companies
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Cyber law (including data protection and privacy) - Data protection and data breach response
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: transactions *
  • Real estate - Land use/zoning
  • Real estate
  • Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs) *
  • Tax - US taxes: non-contentious

The Legal 500 United States recognized 106 Goodwin lawyers this year, including eight “Leading Lawyers” (*) and six “Next Generation Lawyers” (**). Gil Menna was listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in two practice areas.

  • Dispute resolution - Appellate - Supreme Court (federal and state)
    • Brian Burgess
    • Kevin Martin
    • Thomas Hefferon
    • William Jay *
  • Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
    • Derek Cohen
    • Grant Fondo
    • Joseph Savage
    • Richard Strassberg
    • Roberto Braceras
    • Todd Cronan
    • William Harrington
  • Dispute resolution - Financial services – litigation
    • Brian Pastuszenski
    • David Permut
    • Grant Fondo
    • Richard Strassberg
    • Thomas Hefferon
    • William Harrington
  • Dispute resolution - M&A - litigation – defense
    • Deborah Birnbach
    • Michael Jones
    • Stephen Poss
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action - consumer products (including tobacco)
    • Forrest Hainline *
    • Glenn Kerner
    • Joanne Gray *
    • Nilda Isidro **
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action - pharmaceuticals and medical devices – defense
    • Glenn Kerner
    • Joanne Gray
    • Richard Oetheimer
    • Sarah Frederick **
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action - toxic tort – defense
    • Joanne Gray
    • Mark Raffman
    • Mark Tully
    • Richard Oetheimer
    • William Hanlon
  • Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense         
    • Brian Pastuszenski
    • Derek Cohen
    • Grant Fondo
    • Mark Holland
    • Michael Isenman
    • Todd Cronan
  • Finance - Capital markets - debt offerings
    • Ettore Santucci
    • Gilbert Menna
    • James Barri
    • Mark Schonberger
  • Finance - Capital markets - equity offerings
    • Anthony McCusker
    • Ettore Santucci
    • Mitchell Bloom
    • Richard Kline
  • Industry focus - Environment – litigation
    • Gregory Bibler
    • Laurence Kirsch
    • Michael Giannotto
    • William Jay
  • Industry focus - Environment – regulatory
    • Elise Zoli
    • Gregory Bibler
    • Laurence Kirsch
  • Industry focus - Healthcare - life sciences
    • Daryl Wiesen
    • David Hashmall
    • Kingsley Taft
    • Mitchell Bloom
    • Richard Hoffman
    • Scott Lassman
  • Intellectual property - Patent litigation - full coverage
    • David Hashmall
    • Ira Levy
    • Marcia Sundeen
    • William Jay
  • Investment fund formation and management - Alternative/hedge funds
    • Brynn Peltz
    • Luciana Aquino-Hagedorn **
    • Thomas LaFond
    • William Stern
  • Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered funds
    • Christopher Palmer
    • Marco Adelfio *
    • Paul Delligatti **
    • Philip Newman
    • Thomas Early
    • Thomas LaFond
  • Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds
    • David Watson
    • James Donohue **
    • John Ferguson
    • Paul Verbesey
    • Thomas Beaudoin
  • Labor and employment - ERISA litigation
    • Alison Douglass
    • Jack Cleary
    • James Fleckner
  • Labor and employment - Employee benefits and executive compensation (transactions)
    • Alessandra Murata
    • Lynda Galligan
    • Natascha George
    • Scott Webster
  • Labor and employment - Employee health and retirement plans
    • John Cleary
    • Natascha George
    • Scott Webster
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market ($500m-999m)
    • Andrew Weidhaas
    • John Egan III
    • John Haggerty
    • John LeClaire
    • Joseph Johnson III *
    • Joshua Klatzkin
    • Lawrence Chu
    • Mark Bettencourt
    • Stephen Lee
    • Stuart Cable
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Private equity buyouts
    • Andrew Weidhaas
    • Brian McPeake
    • James Hutchinson
    • John LeClaire
    • Michael Kendall
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Venture capital and emerging companies
    • Anthony McCusker
    • William Schnoor *
    • John Egan III
    • Michael Russell
    • Mitchell Bloom
    • Richard Hoffman
    • William Growney
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
    • Brenda Sharton
    • Karen Neuman
    • Lynne Barr
    • Veronica McGregor
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology – transactions
    • Andrew Goodman
    • Anthony McCusker
    • Jason Breen
    • John Egan III
    • Lawrence Chu
    • Michael Russell
    • Stephen Charkoudian
    • Stuart Cable
    • William Growney
    • William Schnoor
  • Real estate
    • Alexander Randall
    • Blake Liggio
    • David Bernstein
    • Dean Pappas
    • Gilbert Menna *
    • Minta Kay
    • Patrick Hurley
    • Siobhan Murphy
    • Yoel Kranz **
  • Real estate - Land use/zoning
    • Lawrence Kaplan
    • Martin Healy
  • Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
    • Blake Liggio
    • Ettore Santucci
    • Gilbert Menna *
    • Patrick Hurley
  • Tax - US taxes - non-contentious
    • Edward Glazer
    • Howard Cubell
    • Neil 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.