Press Release March 31, 2006

Goodwin Procter Announces New Practice Chairs in Intellectual Property Practice Group

BOSTON, March 31, 2006 — Goodwin Procter LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms with offices in Boston, New York and Washington, DC, today announced new practice chairs within its Intellectual Property Practice Group.  The new leaders are: Anthony Downs, chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice; and Stephen Charkoudian, chair, Intellectual Property Transactions & Strategies Practice.

Goodwin Procter has more than 150 litigators, transaction lawyers, patent attorneys and scientists dedicated to maximizing the intellectual property assets of its clients. The firm has the depth of expertise of a boutique IP firm with the corporate and litigation resources of an AmLaw 100 law firm. Firm litigators, transaction lawyers, patent attorneys and scientists help clients with protecting and defending intellectual property rights, technology procurement, marketing initiatives, strategic deal structuring and licensing.

Goodwin Procter has been ranked by IP Law & Business as one of the nation's top intellectual property defense firms, and the firm represents national and international companies in a broad cross-section of industries, including those involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, telecommunications, medical devices, media and entertainment, and computers and software.

Goodwin Procter's practice area leadership structure enables the firm to increase efficiency, manage growth and foster innovation within its practices, which all contribute to strengthening the service the firm provides to its clients. These leadership positions are critical to the firm's success and offer opportunities for personal and professional growth.