Press Release
November 1, 2012

Goodwin Procter Selected for 65 Tier 1 National and Metropolitan Practice Rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2013 Survey

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 – Goodwin Procter LLP has been recognized in 110 national and metropolitan practice areas in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Goodwin was ranked in 18 national Tier 1 categories and increased its metropolitan Tier 1 rankings to 47. The firm was also named “Law Firm of the Year” for Biotechnology. Please click here to view the complete firm rankings.

At the national level, Goodwin was ranked in Tier 1 for the second consecutive year in the following categories:  Admiralty & Maritime; Biotechnology; Environmental; Financial Services Regulation; Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Patent; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation – Securities; Mergers & Acquisitions; Patent; Technology; and Venture Capital. The firm achieved top tier rankings for the third consecutive year in Banking & Finance; Corporate; Mutual Funds; Private Equity and Private Funds/Hedge Funds. Goodwin was recognized in 38 national categories overall, including Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Securities/Capital Markets and Tax.

Goodwin also added Tier 1 rankings in the following metropolitan practice categories: New York City: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Private Equity; Los Angeles: Real Estate; Washington, D.C.: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation – Patent, Mutual Funds Law; and Boston: Corporate Governance, Securities/Capital Markets.

Goodwin was ranked in 38 national practice categories overall, adding rankings in Copyright, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - First Amendment, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.

Goodwin was ranked in 72 metropolitan practice categories overall in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, D.C.

For the complete list of Goodwin’s recognition in the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey, please click here.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. In addition to the U.S. News website, first tier rankings are published in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue; and in the “Best Law Firms” publication, sent to 30,000 general counsel and more than 60,000 leading private practice lawyers around the world.

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 provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial services; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense.  For additional information, visit  Follow us on Twitter @GoodwinProcter.