Press Release December 03, 2004

Robin J.H. Maxwell Joins Goodwin Procter LLP in New York

BOSTON, December 3, 2004 — Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading national law firm with offices in Boston, New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC, today announced the addition of Robin J.H. Maxwell to the firm's Financial Services Practice. Maxwell joins the firm as partner in its New York office.

Maxwell focuses her practice on advising domestic and international banking organizations on mergers and acquisitions, merchant banking, capital markets transactions, private investment funds and bank regulatory issues. Her extensive background in domestic and international banking issues includes having advised The Royal Bank of Scotland in connection with the acquisition by its subsidiary, Citizens Financial Group, of Charter One Financial, a deal that Goodwin Procter also worked on for Citizens.

In addition to its historically robust Financial Services Practice in Boston, the firm has further enhanced the expertise and geographic reach of this practice by adding several key partners over the past year, including Melanie Fein and Satish Kini in Washington, DC and Victoria Schonfeld in New York. The firm has plans to continue to aggressively expand the Financial Services Practice so that it may continue to provide the broad spectrum of skills required by national and international institutions in the modern financial services marketplace.

Goodwin Procter offers its clients an interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of legal services within the financial services industry, providing expertise across a broad range of financial products and services, including retail and institutional banking, derivatives, mutual funds, brokerage and investment management, hedge funds, funds that invest in real estate and real estate securities, and funds that invest in private equities, as well as other asset management products and services.

Maxwell joins the firm from Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she was a member of the firm's Financial Institutions Group. She earned her B.A.. from Wellesley College and J.D. from Harvard Law School.