Press Release
September 22, 2004

Wayne A. Budd to Rejoin Goodwin Procter in Boston

BOSTON, September 22, 2004 — Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that Wayne A. Budd will rejoin the firm’s Boston office in the Litigation Department, effective October 1.  Budd had previously been a partner at the firm from 1993 to 1996.

“We are thrilled that Wayne Budd has decided to return to Goodwin Procter,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter.  “Wayne is a truly unique talent.  He is an extraordinary lawyer, an astute business advisor, and a passionate advocate.  His commitment to his constituencies is legendary and he has become deeply rooted in every community of which he has been a part.”

Budd joins the firm from John Hancock Financial Services Inc., where he was senior executive vice president and general counsel since 2000.  He was responsible for directing all of the company’s legal activities and for overseeing Community Relations for the organization.  Before joining Hancock, Budd was Group President-New England at Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications), where he was responsible for regulatory and legislative functions for the New England Region.

Before entering the private sector, Budd had been Associate Attorney General of the United States, appointed to the position by President George H.W. Bush in 1992.  He oversaw the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Antitrust divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Bureau of Prisons.

From 1989 to 1992, he was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, serving as the state’s chief federal prosecutor and representing the federal government in matters involving civil litigation.  During this time, he was recognized for his efforts in combating drugs, street crime and gang violence.  Budd also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, appointed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.

He is a director of McKesson Corporation, Premcor Inc., American Automobile Association of Southern New England and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.  He is also vice chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Senior Advisory Committee for the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He is a cum laude graduate of Boston College and received his J.D. from Wayne State University School of Law.