Press Release August 11, 2009

Goodwin Procter Honored as Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother Magazine

Goodwin Procter has been named as a “Best Law Firm for Women” in the 2009 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers survey. The firm is profiled in a special report in the August/September issue of Working Mother Magazine that highlights 50 firms for their efforts to advance and retain female attorneys.

“Ensuring that Goodwin Procter is among the best law firms for women is a key component in our efforts to attract and retain outstanding individuals, and we are delighted to be recognized for our continued commitment to this important issue,” commented Regina M. Pisa. “Our initiatives to support women and working mothers are designed to allow them to contribute fully to the firm, and Goodwin Procter is proud to offer comprehensive work/life policies and programs.”

Goodwin Procter actively supports the development and retention of our attorneys through a firm-sponsored Women’s Initiative. Led by Laura Hodges Taylor, a partner in the Business Law Department, the Women’s Initiative provides an array of programs addressing such topics as professional development, training, career growth, business development, and work/life effectiveness. Recent examples of these efforts include:

• Interactive networking events for women attorneys and clients

• Mentoring programs that encourage women partners to foster relationships with women associates and counsel in small groups

• Interactive career roundtable discussions led by women partners and associates

• “Conversation Series” presentations featuring women and men partners leading discussions on success strategies, career management, networking, and work/life balance.

The 2009 Best Law Firms for Women survey was developed in a partnership between Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers. The 50 winning firms were selected based on their workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, advancement and retention of women.