Press Release March 08, 2006

Goodwin Procter Ranked Sixth in Nation on Private Equity/Venture Capital Deals

March 8, 2006 — Private Equity Analyst recently ranked Goodwin Procter LLP the 6th "Most Active Law Firm" based on the number of private equity and venture capital deals negotiated and closed in 2005, as well as the 19th "Most Active Law Firm" based on the number of private equity or venture capital funds worked on for general partners and limited partners that closed in 2005.

Goodwin Procter is a national leader in the private equity sector. For the past 35 years, the firm has been helping clients with investments, recapitalizations, buyouts, fund formations and portfolio company transactions.

John LeClaire serves as chair of the firm's Private Equity Practice.