Press Release April 29, 2002

Goodwin Procter LLP Continues Expansion of New York Office

Michael O’Brien and Kevin Sheridan join the firm as partners

BOSTON, April 29, 2002 — Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that Michael O’Brien and L. Kevin Sheridan have joined the firm’s corporate department in its New York office. Both attorneys join the firm as partners.

O’Brien specializes in representing private equity funds in venture capital transactions, leveraged buyouts and leveraged recapitalizations. He also represents portfolio companies in strategic combinations and equity and debt public offerings.

Sheridan has a diverse practice that includes mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, corporate finance, and hedge fund representation.

“Michael and Kevin’s arrival represents our ongoing commitment to the growth of our New York office,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter. “The diversity of their practices and extensive experience in corporate and private equity work complement the firm’s existing expertise in these areas.”

Goodwin Procter now has 65 attorneys in its New York office. The firm’s New York attorneys practice in the areas of leveraged buyouts/private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, real estate securities and capital markets, hedge fund representation, mass torts and products liability, intellectual property litigation and transactions, white collar crime, and labor and employment.

’Brien joins the firm from O’Sullivan LLP, where he was partner. He received his J.D. from Fordham University and his B.A. from Cornell University.

Sheridan joins the firm from Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP, where he was partner. He received his J.D. from Fordham University and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.