Press Release August 20, 2014

Three Goodwin Procter Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers 2015

Best Lawyers has named Goodwin Procter partners Mark Abate, Marco Adelfio and Brian Pastuszenski as 2015 “Lawyers of the Year.” The distinction, based on peer-review, is presented annually to a single stand-out lawyer in each practice area and major metropolitan area.

Abate, New York City’s Patent Litigation “Lawyer of the Year,” is a partner in Goodwin’s litigation department. His practice concentrates on trials and appeals of patent infringement cases, and he has particular expertise in matters involving electronics, computers, computer software, financial systems, and electrical, mechanical, and medical devices. Abate recently served as President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s foremost IP lawyers.

Adelfio, recognized for practicing in Mutual Funds Law, is Washington D.C.’s Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law “Lawyer of the Year.” He is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Institutions Group and a member of its Investment Management Practice. Adelfio has served for over 30 years as outside counsel to investment companies, independent directors and investment advisers. He also serves on the Advisory Board of BoardIQ, an industry publication geared towards independent directors.

Pastuszenski, Boston’s Securities Litigation “Lawyer of the Year,” is co-chair of Goodwin’s Securities Class Action & SEC Enforcement Practice and a senior partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. His practice is concentrated in the areas of securities class action and shareholder litigation defense; including defense of SEC proceedings, internal corporate investigations, corporate governance and compliance matters, merger and acquisition-related litigation, and other high-stakes business litigation.

Best Lawyers is an annual ranking designed to capture the opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas. 93 Goodwin attorneys were named to its 2015 listing. Partners Brenda Sharton (Commercial Litigation) and Andrew Sucoff (Real Estate Law) were included for the first time this year.