Press Release August 10, 2009

Goodwin Procter Attorney Named to Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 List

BOSTON, August 10, 2009 Goodwin Procter announced today that the Boston Business Journal has named Jennifer L. Chunias, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, to its 12th annual “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes the 40 “best and brightest” who have established themselves as leaders in corporate and civic life and are under 40 years old. The Boston Business Journal will host a celebratory reception for Chunias and the other honorees at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on October 1.

Chunias was recognized for her long-time commitment to the New England Innocence Project (NEIP), as well as criminal justice reform aimed at ensuring that wrongful convictions are, to the extent possible, avoided and that actual perpetrators are brought to justice.

Chunias serves on the Board of Trustees of the New England Innocence Project, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to inmates who are challenging their wrongful convictions. In cooperation with Goodwin Procter attorneys and staff, faculty and students at law schools throughout New England, and attorneys from other area law firms, NEIP secures legal representation for inmates who are seeking to vacate their convictions through the use of DNA evidence. She was recently appointed to the Boston Bar Association Criminal Justice Task Force, focusing her efforts on forensic and post-conviction access to evidence issues.

Chunias specializes in white collar criminal defense, securities fraud, and complex commercial litigation. She has successfully represented individuals and entities in connection with government investigations by federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulators concerning allegations of health care fraud, securities fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, perjury, and public corruption. She also has represented clients in an array of complex civil matters, including investigations by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act. 

Chunias is a former Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, has taught as an adjunct professor at Northeastern University School of Law, and has also co-authored several publications. She was selected as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” for 2005 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2006-2008. She is a member of the Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, 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 www.goodwinprocter.com.