Press Release June 10, 2008

Legal 500 Recommends Goodwin Procter in 11 Practices


Five Goodwin Procter Attorneys Ranked as “Leading Lawyers”

BOSTON, June 10, 2008 – Goodwin Procter announced today that the Legal 500 has recommended 12 of its practice areas in the 2008 edition. The firm’s Alternative/Hedge Funds, Capital Markets, Mutual Funds, Private Equity Buyouts, Private Equity Funds, Products Liability, Real Estate in Northern and Southern California, REITs, Sub-prime Litigation, and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies were ranked. Five Goodwin Procter attorneys earned the special distinction as “Leading Lawyers”: David Watson in Private Equity Funds, Robert Insolia and Gil Menna in REITs, and John Egan in Venture Capital and Emerging Companies.

In addition, the following attorneys were highlighted for their expertise:

Alternative/Hedge Funds
John Cleary
Karen Turk
David Watson

Capital Markets
Gil Menna
Yoel Kranz
Ettore Santucci

Mutual Funds
Philip Newman
Christopher Palmer

Private Equity Buyouts
John Egan
Michael Kendall
John LeClaire
Bruce Rader

Private Equity Funds
David Watson

Products Liability
Joanne Gray
Forrest Hainline

Edward Glazer
Robert Insolia
Gil Menna
Ettore Santucci
Karen Turk
David Watson

Sub-prime Litigation
Thomas Hefferon
David Permut

Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
John Egan
Jon Herzog
William Schnoor

To compile the directory, the Legal 500 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 valuable client services.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, 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, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property, tax and products liability. Information may be found at