The Legal 500 United States has announced the winners of its 2014 awards, and named Goodwin Procter as team of the year for Investment Funds: Real Estate Investment Trusts. Two other Goodwin practice areas were named to the short list for team of the year: Litigation: Product Liability and Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate.
Last week, the latest volume of the Legal 500 United States was released, and recognized 73 Goodwin attorneys and 20 practice areas.
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.
The Legal 500 United States Awards is a brand new concept in recognizing and rewarding the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months. There are no submissions, or black tie dinners that cost thousands of dollars to attend - the awards are handed to the elite legal practitioners, based on the most comprehensive research into the US legal market. Over 50,000 interviews have been conducted to ascertain the winners, who are invited to a free networking dinner in New York to celebrate with their peers.