Press Release
Awards and Rankings
April 7, 2010

Goodwin Procter Ranked Among Most Active Law Firms for Private Equity and Venture Capital

BOSTON, April 7, 2010Private Equity Analyst recently ranked Goodwin Procter the 5th most active law firm for private equity and venture capital transactions, based on volume of deals closed in 2009.  The highly anticipated rankings are part of an annual guide published by Private Equity Analyst.

The survey results were released subsequent to Goodwin Procter’s recent significant expansion in these key practices, including the addition of venture capital and technology partners Anthony McCusker, Craig M. Schmitz and James D. Riley, Jr. in Silicon Valley.

Goodwin Procter has a team of over 100 attorneys focused on later-stage buyouts, recapitalizations and portfolio company transactions.  With 160+ attorneys within its technology companies group, the firm has one of the largest tech and life sciences practices in the country, which is supported by significant IP, tax and private investment funds groups, as well as its nationally-recognized growth equity and capital markets teams.  Goodwin Procter is one of the few firms in the country that can cover the full spectrum of the private equity asset class – fund formation, venture financing, junior and senior debt, buyouts, going privates, recapitalizations, exits, venture-backed IPOs and other public securities offerings.  Named “Law Firm of the Year” by Buyouts Magazine in 2009, the firm is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the elite private equity and venture capital practices in the United States.  John LeClaire chairs Goodwin Procter’s Private Equity Practice; John Egan, Bill Schnoor and McCusker serve as co-chairs of the firm’s Technology Companies practice.

Since 1989, Private Equity Analyst has been the premier source for first notice of what’s driving this dynamic market and where it’s really headed. The monthly newsletter is published by Dow Jones Financial.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, 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, products liability and mass torts. Information may be found at