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Awards and Rankings
June 13, 2008

Chambers USA 2008 Ranks Goodwin Procter in Top Tier in 15 Practices

90 Goodwin Procter Attorneys Selected as Leaders in Their Fields 

BOSTON, June 13, 2008 – Goodwin Procter announced today that the prestigious legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the firm for excellence in numerous practice area categories in its 2008 edition; 91 of the firm’s attorneys have been named as leading lawyers. Goodwin Procter’s practice groups garnered a top tier ranking in 15 categories, and were ranked in 33 categories overall. This year marks an impressive growth in individual attorney rankings, which were up 16% from 2007.  Since its inception six years ago, Chambers USA has consistently named Goodwin Procter and its attorneys as among the best in the legal industry.

Goodwin Procter’s recognition includes both national and state categories, and spans across the firm’s practice areas.  At the national level, Goodwin Procter was honored in the inaugural category of Investment Funds, as well as within its sub-categories of Hedge Funds, Private Equity:  Buyouts, Private Equity:  Fund Formation, Registered Funds and REITs.  For the second consecutive year, Gilbert G. Menna achieved the coveted “Star Performer” ranking in REITs, a designation that is the “standard by which others are judged and is reserved for those individuals whose profile is far ahead of the pack.”  The firm was also recognized nationally for its Financial Services Regulation, Life Sciences and Transportation practices.  On the state level, Goodwin Procter was selected for excellence in categories such as California Real Estate, Massachusetts Banking & Finance, and Washington, D.C. Litigation, among others.
Goodwin Procter also received noteworthy rankings in the following categories:  Life Sciences (California); Corporate/M&A (New York) and Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Washington, D.C.).  In addition, Goodwin Procter achieved acknowledgement in several new categories that Chambers launched in 2008, including Climate Change and Privacy & Cybersecurity on the national level.

Following are the partners who were ranked in Chambers USA 2008 and the category of law in which they were placed:

Lynne B. Barr: Financial Services Regulation: Banking & Securities (Regulatory Compliance) and Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Financial Services Regulation
Robert T. Basseches: Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (Outside New York)
Mark A. Burnett: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Buyouts
John J. Egan III: Investment Funds: Venture Capital
Edward Glazer: Investment Funds: REITs
Thomas M. Hefferon: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Financial Services Regulation
Gilbert G. Menna: Investment Funds: REITs
Philip Newman: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Regina M. Pisa: Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
Ettore A. Santucci: Investment Funds: REITs
Kingsley L. Taft: Life Sciences: Commercial
David W. Watson: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

Dean C. Pappas: Real Estate

District of Columbia
John D. Aldock: Litigation: General Commercial
Michael S. Giannotto: Environment
Thomas M. Hefferon: Litigation: General Commercial

David J. Apfel: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Jocelyn Arel: Corporate/M&A
Christopher B. Barker: Real Estate
Lynne B. Barr: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
Mark T. Bettencourt: Corporate/M&A
James M. Broderick: Real Estate
Mark A. Burnett: Corporate/M&A
Stuart M. Cable: Corporate/M&A
Lawrence R. Cahill: Banking & Finance
Stephen G. Charkoudian: Intellectual Property
John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Howard A. Cubell: Tax
James M. Curley: Private Equity: Buyouts
Christopher P. Davis: Environment
J. Anthony Downs: Intellectual Property
John J. Egan III: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
Michael H. Glazer: Real Estate
Daniel M. Glosband: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
John Haggerty: Corporate/M&A
Robert Hale: Labor & Employment
Martin R. Healy: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Joseph L. Johnson III: Corporate/M&A
Lawrence Kaplan: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Minta E. Kay: Real Estate
Douglas J. Kline: Intellectual Property
Thomas LaFond: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
John R. LeClaire: Private Equity: Buyouts
Mark Macenka: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
William P. Mayer: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
Anthony J. Medaglia: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
Gilbert G. Menna: Corporate/M&A
James W. Nagle: Labor & Employment
Philip Newman: Hedge & Mutual Funds
Brian E. Pastuszenski: Litigation: Securities
Regina M. Pisa: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
Edmund R. Pitcher: Intellectual Property
H. Neal Sandford: Tax
Ettore A. Santucci: Corporate/M&A
Joseph F. Savage: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Jon D. Schneider: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
William J. Schnoor: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
Paul D. Schwartz: Real Estate
Bradford J. Smith: Labor & Employment
Andrew Sucoff: Real Estate
Kingsley L. Taft: Corporate/M&A
Laura Hodges Taylor: Private Equity: Buyouts
Paul F. Ware Jr.: Intellectual Property and Litigation: General Commercial
David W. Watson: Private Equity: Fund Formation
William H. Whitledge: Tax

New York
Mark J. Abate: Intellectual Property: Patent
Richard M. Strassberg: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Andrew J. Weidhaas: Corporate/M&A

To compile the directory, Chambers canvasses clients and lawyers across the United States to obtain a consistent market view of 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 as well as valuable client services.

Please click here for the complete listing of Goodwin Procter’s rankings in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property, tax and products liability. Information may be found at