Press Release December 02, 2002

Regina M. Pisa of Goodwin Procter Elected to American Law Institute

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2002 – Goodwin Procter LLP is proud to announce that Chairman and Managing Partner Regina M. Pisa has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute, based on her professional achievement and interest in the improvement of the law.

"It is a privilege to have been elected into the prestigious American Law Institute," said Pisa. "I have long admired the Institute's accomplishments and look forward to contributing to its mission of improving the law and its administration. I have spent a good part of my legal career at Goodwin Procter trying to positively influence the progress of the law profession and look forward to sharing my insights with the Institute's other members."

The American Law Institute was organized in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work. The organization's membership consists of eminent federal and state judges, distinguished lawyers, and respected law professors. Elected membership is limited to 3,000 individuals.

In 1998, Pisa became the first woman in the United States to be named both chairman and managing partner of an American Lawyer 100 firm. In this position, she is responsible for leading the firm's vision and strategy, as well as expanding its presence nationally. As such, she is chairman of the firm's management committee and executive committee.

In addition, Pisa is chairman of the firm's banking group and maintains her practice in the financial services area, focusing on mergers and acquisitions of banks and financial institutions.

Outside of the firm, Pisa serves on numerous Boards for various community organizations and institutions, including Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc. Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Simmons College, Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Franciscan Children's Hospital, and Easter Seals Society, Massachusetts, among others.