Press Release August 01, 2007

Goodwin Procter Garners Top Rankings for Private Equity

Boston, Mass. — Chambers & Partners’ highly regarded legal directory America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 has ranked Goodwin Procter in the first tier for private equity (including buyouts and venture capital investing) as well as for fund formation in Massachusetts. The firm was also recognized on Chambers’ national list of the 11 premier law firms for private equity in the United States.

Several Goodwin Procter partners attracted special praise for their private equity work this year, including John LeClaire, founder and chair of the firm’s private equity group, James Curley, John Egan, Laura Hodges Taylor, Mark Macenka, Anthony Medaglia, William Schnoor and David Watson, chair of the firm’s fund formation practice.

According to Chambers, “This private equity giant has been making inroads across the East Coast, with its DC and New York offices both strengthened by some strong lateral hires and resulting client captures benefiting the firm-wide group. In Boston it offers a 34-partner group that stands above much of the local competition by virtue of its sheer depth of service, representing venture capital firms, venture-backed companies, private equity and buyout firms and some large portfolio companies across a range of industries. As a result, the quantity and dollar-value of its transactions place it among the top firms in Massachusetts.”

Perhaps the most credible and widely followed legal directory on the market, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business bases its annual rankings on in-depth interviews with clients and leading players in the market. Inclusion in the publication is based entirely on feedback gathered by the research team.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 750 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The firm was recently ranked in the top 50 firms on the AmLaw 100 and has received recent accolades from Chambers USA, which ranked 76 of the firm’s attorneys for excellence across 22 practice areas. 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, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability.