Press Release April 11, 2007

Four Goodwin Procter Partners Named To Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

BOSTON, Apr. 27, 2007 - Goodwin Procter LLP announced that four of its partners were named as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. The survey honors the top five percent of lawyers in the Washington, D.C. metro area, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law and Politics.

In addition to being named a top lawyer in Class Action/Mass Torts, his primary area of practice, John D. Aldock was named as one of the top 100 lawyers - those who received the highest point totals, in balloting, research and review process.

Other Goodwin Procter partners chosen as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers include: Stephen J. Pollak, Antitrust Litigation; Thomas M. Hefferon, Civil Litigation Defense.

In 2004, Goodwin Procter greatly expanded its office in Washington, D.C. when it combined with Shea & Gardner, a firm with particular expertise in litigation. In 2006, the firm added a private equity group to the Washington, D.C. office. The growth in this office has resulted in continuous superior client service, the attraction of outstanding talent and expansion in major practice areas, including litigation, employment & labor, environmental, and FDA.

Law and Politics sent over 35,000 surveys to active attorneys across the Washington, D.C. metro area and asked them to vote for the best lawyers they had personally observed in action. Each lawyer was then given a score based on the number and type of votes received. Super Lawyers rankings are published in 48 states, and list outstanding lawyers in more than 60 practice areas.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, real estate and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability. Additional information may be found at