Press Release June 06, 2006

Chambers USA 2006 Names Goodwin Procter as Leading Law Firm

The firm ranks No. 1 in eight categories, with 60 of the firm’s attorneys recognized as leaders in their field

BOSTON, June 6, 2006 — Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading national law firm with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC, today announced that 60 of its attorneys were named to the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers directory. The recently published guide highlights the work of the nation’s leading practitioners across a variety of legal disciplines.

Goodwin Procter as a firm was ranked number one within the categories of Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Litigation: General Commercial, Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment, Real Estate and Tax.

To compile the guide, 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 field. 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.