Press Release September 22, 2008

The Best Lawyers in America Ranks Eleven Washington, D.C. Goodwin Procter Partners as Leaders in Their Field

BOSTON, September 22, 2008 Goodwin Procter announced that The Best Lawyers in America 2009 named 11 of its Washington, D.C. partners as leaders in the their field.

Following are the partners who were included in this prestigious listing and the category of law which they were placed:

District of Columbia
John D. Aldock, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Robert T. Basseches, Maritime Law
David Booth Beers, Commercial Litigation
James R. Bieke, Environmental Law
David Cook, Maritime Law
Michael S. Giannotto, Mining Law
Thomas M. Hefferon, Banking Law
Christopher E. Palmer, Mutual Funds Law
Stephen J. Pollak, Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Intellectual Litigation

Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America directory are done so based solely on a vote of their peers. The current edition of Best Lawyers is based on 2.5 million confidential evaluations by only the top attorneys in the country.

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