Press Release
Awards and Rankings
November 5, 2012

Goodwin Procter Named 2013 Biotechnology Law Firm Of The Year In U.S. News

Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, has been named as the 2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Law Firm of the Year” in Biotechnology Law. Each year, the publication recognizes only one law firm per legal practice area based on the firm’s performance on surveys of clients about work in the practice area, as well as feedback from peer practice area attorneys at other firms and information provided to U.S. News-Best Lawyers as part of its annual law firm rankings survey.

With more than 100 experienced life sciences attorneys, Goodwin Procter has one of the leading biotechnology practices in the United States. The firm’s clients include more than 400 private and public life sciences companies, from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations.

“Our Life Sciences Practice represents some of the industry's leading and most visible companies and their investors, as well as promising emerging companies that comprise nearly half of the 2012 FierceBiotech 15 and one-third of the FierceMedicalDevices 15,” said Regina M. Pisa, Chairman of Goodwin Procter.“This recognition reflects the depth, breadth and power of our biotech team.”

“We’re honored to be recognized for our work on behalf of the biotechnology industry,” said Mitch Bloom, Goodwin Procter partner and co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice. “This selection speaks not only to the outstanding attorneys in our Life Sciences Practice, but to the success of our integrated service model which allows us to advise clients across all stages of their company life cycle, as well as on the full range of legal issues affecting their business.”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2013 “Best Law Firms” survey also ranked Goodwin’s Biotechnology practice in its Tier 1 at the national level for the second consecutive year. The practice group was also ranked Tier 1 at the metropolitan level in San Diego, New York City and Boston.

Goodwin was ranked in 110 national and metropolitan practice areas in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” survey. 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.