Press Release June 07, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Recognizes Goodwin Procter in 41 Practice Areas

Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the firm and its attorneys for excellence in numerous practice areas.  A total of 91 of the firm’s attorneys were named as leading lawyers in the legal directory’s 2012 edition. Goodwin’s practice groups were selected for ranking in 41 categories overall and garnered top-tier rankings in 11 categories. Click here for the complete listing of Goodwin’s rankings in Chambers USA 2012.

Twenty-one Goodwin attorneys were ranked in multiple practice areas/categories this year. At the national level, Goodwin added a ranking in the new Real Estate category and enhanced its rankings in the Securities: Litigation and Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A categories.

For the sixth consecutive year, Goodwin partner Gilbert G. Menna was named a “Star Performer” in REITs, Chambers’ most select designation for attorneys. In addition, Robert S. Basseches was honored as a “Senior Statesman” in Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York).

Four Goodwin attorneys were recognized for the first time in this year’s edition of Chambers. They were Mitchell Bloom in Corporate M&A; Teresa Goebel in Leisure & Hospitality; Anthony McCusker in Corporate M&A (Venture Capital and Northern California); and Christopher Price in Real Estate.

Partners ranked in Chambers USA 2012 were:


  • Marco E. Adelfio: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Jonathan Axelrad: Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Christopher B. Barker: Leisure & Hospitality
  • Lynne B. Barr: Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) and Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Robert T. Basseches: Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (Outside New York)
  • Mark H. Burnett: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • David B. Cook: Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (Outside New York)
  • John J. Egan III: Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Edward L. Glazer: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Teresa K. Goebel: Leisure & Hospitality
  • Thomas M. Hefferon: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)
  • Mark Holland: Securities: Litigation
  • Robert M. Kurucza: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • John R. LeClaire: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • William P. Mayer: Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
  • Gilbert G. Menna: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Philip H. Newman: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Christopher E. Palmer: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Brian E. Pastuszenski: Securities: Litigation
  • Regina M. Pisa: Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
  • H. Neal Sandford: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Ettore A. Santucci: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Mark Schonberger: Capital Markets: REITs
  • Kingsley L. Taft: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial
  • Paul F. Ware Jr.: Litigation: Trial Lawyers


  • Jonathan Axelrad: Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
  • Forrest A. Hainline: Litigation: General Commercial
  • Anthony J. McCusker: Corporate/M&A (Northern California and Venture Capital)
  • Dean Pappas: Real Estate


  • John D. Aldock: Litigation: General Commercial
  • Michael S. Giannotto: Environment
  • James A. Hutchinson: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Laurence S. Kirsch: Environment
  • Mark S. Raffman: Litigation: General Commercial


  • David J. Apfel: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Christopher B. Barker: Real Estate
  • Lynne B. Barr: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Thomas A. Beaudoin: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Mark T. Bettencourt: Corporate/M&A
  • Gregory A. Bibler: Environment
  • Mitchell S. Bloom: Corporate/M&A
  • Mark H. Burnett: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Stuart M. Cable: Corporate/M&A
  • John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Howard A. Cubell: Tax
  • James M. Curley: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • J. Anthony Downs: Intellectual Property
  • John J. Egan III: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Robert H. Fitzgerald: Environment
  • Michael H. Glazer: Real Estate
  • Daniel M. Glosband: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Duncan A. Greenhalgh: Intellectual Property
  • John T. Haggerty: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets
  • Robert M. Hale: Labor & Employment
  • Martin R. Healy: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Laura C. Hodges Taylor: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Joseph L. Johnson III: Corporate/M&A
  • Lawrence E. Kaplan: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Minta E. Kay: Real Estate
  • Michael J. Kendall: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Mark D. Kirshenbaum: Tax
  • Douglas J. Kline: Intellectual Property
  • John R. LeClaire: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Mark J. Macenka: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • William P. Mayer: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Gilbert G. Menna: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets
  • James W. Nagle: Labor & Employment
  • Philip H. Newman: Hedge & Mutual Funds
  • Brian E. Pastuszenski: Litigation: Securities
  • Edmund R. Pitcher: Intellectual Property
  • Stephen D. Poss: Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Securities
  • James C. Rehnquist: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • H. Neal Sandford: Tax
  • Ettore A. Santucci: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets
  • Joseph F. Savage: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • William J. Schnoor: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment and Corporate/M&A
  • Paul D. Schwartz: Real Estate
  • Edward Matson Sibble: Banking & Finance
  • Bradford J. Smith: Labor & Employment
  • Derek Steingarten: Hedge & Mutual Funds
  • Andrew C. Sucoff: Real Estate
  • Paul F. Ware Jr.: Intellectual Property and Litigation: General Commercial
  • David W. Watson: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Scott A. Webster: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • William H. Whitledge: Tax
  • Elise N. Zoli: Environment


  • Mark J. Abate: Intellectual Property: Patent
  • David M. Hashmall: Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Mark Holland: Litigation: Securities
  • Christopher B. Price: Real Estate: Corporate
  • Richard M. Strassberg: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Andrew J. Weidhaas: Corporate/M&A

Chambers surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine 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.