Press Release
September 12, 2006

Goodwin Procter LLP Announces New Partnership Elections

BOSTON, September 12, 2006 — Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that 16 attorneys have been elected to the partnership, effective October 1, 2006.  The newly elected partners are:


Daniel P. Adams, Business Law, Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance
Michael H. Bison, Business Law, Technology Companies
David V. Cappillo, Business Law, Technology Companies
James O. Fleckner, Litigation, Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
Matthew L. Giles, Business Law, Securities & Corporate Finance
Yoel Kranz, Business Law, General Corporate
Kathleen Luz, Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Diane J. McCabe, Business Law, Real Estate   
Robert E. Puopolo, Business Law, Technology Companies 
Heidi Goldstein Shepherd, Business Law, Labor & Employment
Karen F. Turk, Business Law, Tax

Washington, D.C.

Adam M. Chud, Litigation, Commercial Litigation
William R. Kirschner, Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Richard L. Matheny, Litigation, Commercial Litigation 
Michael P. Whalen, Business Law, Financial Services  

About Goodwin Procter LLP
Goodwin Procter is one of the nation’s leading law firms with 650 attorneys. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include private equity, technology companies, financial services, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability. Goodwin Procter is headquartered in Boston, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.



Additional Biographical Information:


Daniel P. Adams works on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities, securities law compliance for public companies and other matters of general corporate and securities law.

Michael H. Bison specializes in representing public and private life science and high technology companies, as well as the venture capital and private equity firms and investment banks that focus on these companies. He represents companies in all stages of development, from start-up through initial public offering or acquisition.

David V. Cappillo represents entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capital and private equity firms, and private and public companies in a variety of industries, including media, communications, hardware, software, information technology services and life sciences. He counsels clients on formation issues, corporate finance matters, equity fundraising activities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and strategic licensing and technology transfer transactions.

James O. Fleckner centers his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on civil litigation, including class actions, derivative actions and multi-proceeding litigations; regulatory investigations and criminal proceedings; and parallel proceedings, primarily in the areas of securities law and ERISA.

Matthew L. Giles is a member of Goodwin Procter’s Securities & Corporate Finance, Fund Formation and Real Estate Capital Markets Practices.  He focuses his practice on real estate and private equity fund formation, public and private securities offerings, and public and private mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on REITs and real estate capital markets. His corporate practice also includes public company corporate governance and securities law compliance and private company representation.

Yoel Kranz works on an assortment of corporate and securities matters, including domestic and international securities offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other general corporate matters. He also represents the firm’s clients in structuring and negotiating financial derivative matters, such as interest rate and currency swaps, equity derivatives and credit derivatives transactions.

Kathleen Luz is a member of Goodwin Procter’s Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practices. She represents clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including civil and criminal enforcement actions, internal corporate investigations, consumer class actions and products liability claims.

Diane J. McCabe represents clients in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, including complex debt and equity investments; mezzanine, construction and permanent financings and acquisitions and sales across various property types, including office, retail, hospitality, self storage and condominiums. She also represents institutional investment funds in obtaining subscription secured credit facilities.

Robert E. Puopolo specializes in corporate and securities law, representing public and privately held companies in a variety of life science and technology industries as well as the venture capital and private equity firms and investment banks that focus on these companies. His experience includes private placements of equity and debt securities, public offerings (representing issuers and underwriters), SEC compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity fund formations.

Heidi Goldstein Shepherd has extensive experience representing Goodwin Procter’s management and institutional clients in all aspects of the employment relationship. She has successfully represented clients in a variety of labor and employment litigation matters, including the defense of sexual harassment, discrimination, employee whistleblower and breach of employment contract actions arising under federal and state laws.

Karen F. Turk’s practice includes work on mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, reorganizations, joint ventures and international transactions. As a member of Goodwin Procter’s Tax practice, she has also assisted with the formation and operation of real estate investment trusts and investment funds.

Washington, D.C.

Adam M. Chud focuses his practice on complex litigation matters in the areas of health care, consumer finance and insurance. He has worked on numerous matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and federal and state trial courts.

William R. Kirschner specializes in adversarial proceedings, including mediations, arbitrations and litigation involving commercial, contract, investment and securities disputes. He also advises financial institutions on cross-border and off-shore transactions primarily involving emerging markets in Asia and the Middle East, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, PIPEs, project finance and capital market transactions.

Richard L. Matheny is a member of Goodwin Procter’s Commercial Litigation Practice. He devotes substantial time to commercial and products liability litigation in both trial and appellate courts nationwide. He also assists a broad range of clients in compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the Exon-Florio Regulations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Michael P. Whalen regularly advises banks, bank holding companies, broker-dealers, mortgage companies and other financial institutions on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters in his practice. He has extensive experience in mortgage lending, credit card and deposit account matters.