Press Release
Awards and Rankings
November 1, 2013

Goodwin Procter Selected for 65 Tier 1 National and Metropolitan Practice Rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 "Best Law Firms" Survey

Goodwin Procter LLP has been recognized in 105 national and metropolitan practice areas in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Goodwin was ranked in 19 national Tier 1 categories and 46 metropolitan Tier 1 rankings. 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.

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); Patent Law; and Venture Capital. The firm achieved top-tier rankings for the third consecutive year in Banking & Finance; Corporate; Mutual Funds; Leveraged Buyout and Private Equity; and Private Funds/Hedge Funds. Goodwin was recognized in 37 national categories overall, including Employee Benefits ERISA (Tier 2); Litigation – Banking & Finance (Tier 2); and Litigation – ERISA (Tier 2). In addition, the firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the Commercial Litigation category, moving up from Tier 2 in 2013.

Goodwin also added Tier 1 rankings in the following metropolitan practice categories: New York City: Patent Law and Boston: Corporate Compliance; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Real Estate; Financial Services Regulation; and International Trade and Finance.

Goodwin was ranked in 68 metropolitan practice categories overall in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations.

About Goodwin Procter 
Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, 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 institutions; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @GoodwinProcter.