Awards and Rankings June 13, 2013

The Legal 500 United States 2013 Recognizes Goodwin in 18 Practice Areas

Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that The Legal 500 United States has recognized the firm and its attorneys for excellence in numerous practice areas in its 2013 edition.

Goodwin was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in 18 firm practice areas/categories, and as a “top tier” firm (*) in three of these practice areas/categories.

• Finance – Capital markets: equity offerings – Capital markets: equity offerings – advice to issuers
• Finance – Financial services: litigation
• Industry focus – Healthcare: life sciences
• Investment fund formation and management – Alternative/hedge funds
• Investment fund formation and management – Mutual/registered funds
• Investment fund formation and management – Private equity funds
• Investment fund formation and management – Real estate investment trusts (REITs)*
• Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation
• Labor and employment – ERISA litigation
• Litigation – Product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products (including tobacco)
• Litigation – Product liability and mass tort defense: toxic tort
• Media, technology and telecoms – Technology: data protection and privacy
• Media, technology and telecoms – Technology: transactions*
• Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts – M&A: middle market (sub - $500m)*
• Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts – Private equity buyouts
• Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts – Venture capital and emerging companies
• Real estate and construction – Land use/zoning
• Real estate and construction – Real estate

Fifty-four Goodwin attorneys were recognized by The Legal 500 United States this year. Of these attorneys, five were listed on The Legal 500 United States “Leading Lawyers” list (*). Fourteen Goodwin attorneys were recognized in more than one practice area/category (**).

Goodwin partners recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2013 were:

• Daniel P. Adams**
• Jonathan Axelrad**
• Lynne B. Barr
• Thomas Beaudoin**
• Mark T. Bettencourt
• Mitchell S. Bloom
• Mark H. Burnett
• Stuart M. Cable
• Stephen G. Charkoudian
• Lawrence Chu**
• John J. Cleary
• Alison V. Douglass
• John J. Egan**
• Jennifer Fay
• James O. Fleckner
• Lynda T. Galligan
• Joanne M. Gray*
• Forrest A. Hainline*
• William R. Hanlon
• Martin R. Healy
• Thomas M. Hefferon
• James A. Hutchinson**
• Joseph L. Johnson III*
• Michael J. Kendall
• Mark D. Kirshenbaum**
• Richard A. Kline
• Jacqueline Klosek
• John R. LeClaire
• Anthony J. McCusker**
• Arthur R. McGivern
• Gilbert G. Menna* **
• Caine Moss
• Philip H. Newman
• Ilan Nissan**
• Christian C. Nugent**
• Christopher E. Palmer
• Brian E. Pastuszenski
• Laura A. Rupenian
• Ettore A. Santucci**
• Craig M. Schmitz
• William J. Schnoor* **
• Brenda R. Sharton
• Andrew C. Sucoff
• Kingsley L. Taft**
• David W. Watson
• Scott A. Webster
• Andrew J. Weidhaas

More detail, including a complete listing of Goodwin’s practice area rankings, is available on The Legal 500 United States website.

The Legal 500 United States 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.