Awards and Rankings January 17, 2012

Goodwin Attorney Selected to the Lawdragon 500

Goodwin Procter announced that Brian E. Pastuszenski has been selected to the 2011 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Brian E. Pastuszenski, partner in Goodwin’s Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice, was recognized for their accomplishments in the past year and continued excellence.

Pastuszenski over the past four years has been lead securities litigation counsel for Countrywide Financial Corporation, formerly an S&P 100 corporation before its acquisition by Bank of America Corporation in 2008 and one of the largest mortgage lenders in the United States. Pastuszenski represents Countrywide in lawsuits in federal and state courts across the country, including a Multidistrict Litigation Proceeding and both securities class action and individual institutional investor lawsuits concerning mortgage-backed securities, equity and corporate debt securities, as well as other matters. Pastuszenski has obtained significant victories on behalf of his clients over the years; further information on some of these victories can be found here and here.

The Lawdragon 500 represents a fraction of 1 percent of the legal profession in the United States and were selected based on peer review, online balloting and independent research. Attorneys named to this list are those “who brought in the biggest verdicts and settlements, handled the biggest deals and defined what law practice was in the year just past.”