Press Release April 20, 2004

Chambers USA Recognizes Goodwin Procter as Leading Law Firm

BOSTON , April 20 , 2004 — Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that 35 of its partners were named to the Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Business Lawyers directory.  The recently published directory highlights the work of the nation's leading practitioners across a variety of legal disciplines.

In addition to the its individual attorneys being listed, Goodwin Procter was ranked number one within the categories of Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Insolvency/Corporate Recovery, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate, and Tax.

To compile the directory, Chambers canvasses clients and lawyers across the United States  to obtain a consistent market view of which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their fields. Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment as well as other valuable client services.

For a complete listing of the partners named to the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers directory, please visit: