Press Release June 07, 2000

Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP Partner Paul W. Lee Nominated to ABA Board of Governors

Boston, MA, June 7, 2000 — Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP is pleased to announce that Paul W. Lee, Partner in the Corporate Department/Private Equity Practice Area, will become a member of the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association (ABA) as a Minority Member-at-Large at the close of the ABA’s Annual Meeting in July.

The Board of Governors consists of 36 individuals selected from across the country by the ABA Nominating Committee, including two Minority Members-at-Large representing the interests of minority lawyers. Mr. Lee will serve a three-year term, starting at the end of the 2000 annual meeting.

Mr. Lee joined Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP in 1981. He focuses his practice in the area of Private Equity/Emerging Companies, and is a former member of the ABA’s Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession. He is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; was the first president of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts; and is currently a member of the Asian American Commission, which advises the governor of Massachusetts on issues affecting the Asian-American community in the state.

Mr. Lee received his B.S. in 1972 from Columbia University, and his J.D. (cum laude ) in 1976 from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.

Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms, and with over 450 attorneys, is the largest law firm based in New England. The firm focuses on a number of specialized areas including private equity and emerging companies; intellectual property; financial services; real estate securities; real estate investment management; corporate governance; antitrust; and mergers and acquisitions. Goodwin, Procter is headquartered in Boston, with offices also located in New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C.