Press Release January 07, 2002

Goodwin Procter LLP Expands its White Collar Crime Practice in New York

Firm hires Richard M. Strassberg, former Chief of the Major Crimes Unit in the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York

BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2002 - Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that Richard M. Strassberg has joined the firm’s litigation department in its New York office. Strassberg specializes in white collar criminal defense and corporate regulatory matters and joins the firm as a partner.

Strassberg is well-known as New York’s former chief of the Major Crimes Unit in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District. As chief of the Major Crimes Unit, he was responsible for supervising approximately 25 Assistant United States Attorneys in the prosecution of white collar criminal cases, including corporate crimes, financial institution fraud, money laundering, intellectual property crimes, and tax fraud, among others.

“We are committed to expanding our litigation practice in New York,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter. “Richard’s extensive experience and prowess in white collar criminal defense matters not only strengthens our capabilities in New York, but also adds to the firm’s existing expertise in this area.”

Goodwin Procter’s white collar crime and government investigations practice represents corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal investigations and cases, as well as in related civil and regulatory matters.

Last spring, Goodwin Procter expanded its New York office by acquiring the law firm Schneck Weltman & Hashmall, thereby expanding its products liability and mass tort litigation practices. At the same time, the firm added several partners to its intellectual property litigation practice in New York.

Strassberg received the 2001 Executive Office of the United States Attorney Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney, as well as the National Award for Prosecutorial Excellence from the Federal Law Enforcement Officer’s Association.

In addition, Strassberg served as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee - Subcommittee on Health Care Fraud, the National Bankruptcy Fraud Working Group, the Southern District of New York’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, and as a United States Delegate to China as part of the State Department’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Exchange Program.