Press Release October 15, 2008

Goodwin Procter's National Climate Change Practice Recognized as a Leader by Chambers USA

BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2008 –The well-respected legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Goodwin Procter in its new category of National: Climate Change. Since its inception six years ago, Chambers USA has consistently named Goodwin Procter and its attorneys as among the finest in the legal industry.

Goodwin Procter partner William J. Schnoor Jr. has been instrumental in building the climate change practice at the firm. The firm’s expertise ranges from transactional work on behalf of climate change innovators to litigation in state and federal courts. Goodwin Procter’s recent significant work includes designing the first renewable energy credit certification program; pioneering mandatory carbon-credits transfer agreements, from letters of intent through purchase and sale terms and conditions, for leading participants in the climate change arena; pioneering the development of the first major voluntary public company carbon-reduction programs, on behalf of widely regarded “best in class” companies; and developing a regional market-based funding mechanism for renewable energy facilities, focusing on greenhouse gas reductions.

Schnoor is co-chair of the firm’s Technology Companies Group and has nearly 25 years of experience representing start-up, and private and public companies. He has worked with numerous companies from their initial financing through initial public offerings or acquisitions, and has advised numerous public companies and their boards of directors. Schnoor counsels companies in a broad range of industries, including alternative energy and other clean technologies; e-commerce and other internet-based businesses; enterprise software; life sciences; and healthcare information technology.

To compile the guide, Chambers canvasses clients and lawyers across the US 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.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with 900 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