Press Release May 19, 2015

Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Goodwin Procter in 48 Practice Areas

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law 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 111 of the firm’s attorneys were named as leading lawyers in the legal directory’s 2015 edition. Goodwin’s practice groups were selected for ranking in 48 categories overall and garnered top-tier rankings in 21 categories. A complete listing of Goodwin’s rankings is available online at Chambers USA 2015.

Twenty-two Goodwin attorneys were ranked in multiple practice areas/categories this year. On a national level, Goodwin added rankings in four categories: Appellate Law, Product Liability & Mass Torts, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance), and International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337). Goodwin also added rankings in five Massachusetts categories: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Tax, Private Equity: Buyouts, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property; three New York categories: Real Estate: Corporate, Intellectual Property: Patent, and Corporate/M&A; one California category: Real Estate, and one Louisiana category: Corporate/M&A.

For the ninth consecutive year, Goodwin partner Gilbert G. Menna was named a “Star Individual” in REITs, Chambers’ most select designation for attorneys. In addition, Brian E. Pastuszenski was named a “Star Individual” in the Massachusetts Litigation: Securities category.

Five Goodwin partners were honored as “Senior Statesman”: Robert S. Basseches in the Nationwide: Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York) category; Daniel M. Glosband in the Massachusetts Bankruptcy/Restructuring category; Lawrence E. Kaplan in the Massachusetts Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use category; James M. Nagle in the Massachusetts Labor and Employment category; and Paul F. Ware in both the Massachusetts Intellectual Property and Massachusetts Litigation: General Commercial categories.

Goodwin partners ranked in Chambers USA 2015 were:


Daniel P. Adams: REITs

Marco E. Adelfio: Investment Funds: Registered Funds

Jonathan Axelrad: Investment Funds: Venture Capital

Christopher B. Barker: Leisure & Hospitality

Lynne B. Barr: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) and Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

Robert T. Basseches: Transportation: Shipping, Regulatory (outside NY)

John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Comp

David B. Cook: Transportation: Shipping, Regulatory (outside NY)

Alison Douglass: ERISA Litigation

James O. Fleckner: ERISA Litigation

Edward L. Glazer: REITs

Michael H. Glazer: Real Estate

Teresa  K. Goebel: Leisure & Hospitality

Joanne M. Gray: Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

Thomas M. Hefferon: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)

Mark Holland: Securities: Litigation

William M. Jay: Appellate Law

Glenn Kerner: Product Liability & Mass Torts

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: REITs

Phillip H. Newman: Investment Funds: Registered Funds

Christopher E. Palmer: Investment Funds: Registered Funds

Brian E. Pastuszenski: Securities: Litigation

David L. Permut: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)

Regina M. Pisa: Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A

H. Neal Sandford: REITs

Ettore A. Santucci: REITs

Mark Schonberger: REITs

William E. Stern: Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

Richard M. Strassberg: Litigation: Trial Lawyers

Kingsley L. Taft: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial

Benjamin C. Tschann: Leisure & Hospitality


Jonathan Axelrad: Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital

Forrest A. Hainline III: Litigation: General Commercial 

Richard A. Kline: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Anthony J. McCusker: Corporate/M&A (Northern California and Venture Capital)

Dean C. Pappas: Real Estate

Chauncey M. Swalwell: Real Estate

District of Columbia

John D. Aldock: Litigation: General Commercial

Michael S. Giannotto: Environment 

James A. Hutchinson: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

Laurence S. Kirsch: Environment

Mark S. Raffman: Litigation: General Commercial


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

Mitchell S. Bloom: Corporate/M&A

James M. Broderick: Real Estate

Mark H. Burnett: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts

Stuart M. Cable: Corporate/ M&A

Stephen G. Charkoudian: Technology

John J. Cleary: Employee Benefits & Executive Comp

R. Todd Cronan: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Howard A. Cubell: Tax

James M. Curley: Private Equity: Buyouts

J. Anthony Downs: Intellectual Property

John J. Egan III: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment and Corporate/M&A

Jennifer Merrigan Fay: Labor & Employment

Natascha S. George: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Edward L. Glazer: Tax

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

Jon M. Herzog: Private Equity: Buyouts

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

Samantha M. Kirby: Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory

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

Diane J. McCabe: Real Estate

Gilbert G. Menna: Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets

James W. Nagle: Labor & Employment

Phillip  H. Newman: Hedge Funds & Mutual Funds

Brian E. Pastuszenski: Litigation: Securities

Edmund R. Pitcher: Intellectual Property

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 and Finance

Bradford J. Smith: Labor & Employment

Derek Steingarten: Hedge and Mutual Funds

Andrew C. Sucoff: Real Estate

Joseph C. Theis, Jr.: Corporate/M&A

Paul F. Ware: Intellectual Property and Litigation: General Commercial

David W. Watson: Private Equity: Fund Formation

Scott A. Webster: Employee Benefits & Executive Comp

William H. Whitledge: Tax

New York

Mark J. Abate: Intellectual Property: Patent

John M. Ferguson: Real Estate: Corporate

David M. Hashmall: Intellectual Property: Patent

Elizabeth J. Holland: Intellectual Property: Patent

Mark Holland: Litigation: Securities

Christopher B. Price: Real Estate: Corporate

Stuart L. Rosenthal: Corporate/M&A

Richard M. Strassberg: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Andrew H. Goodman: Corporate/M&A

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 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.

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.