Goodwin Procter's Efforts On Behalf Of Asylum Seekers Recognized

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that the firm will be honored in Boston with the 2008 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, given annually by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR). PAIR is a non-profit organization committed to providing legal services to secure the safety and freedom of asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of immigration detainees.

During the fiscal year 2007, 30 Goodwin Procter attorneys dedicated over 750 hours of pro bono legal assistance working on behalf of 14 clients referred by PAIR.

John Hunt has joined Goodwin Proctor as senior counsel and member of the Investment Management Practice. Mr. Hunt counsels mutual funds, private investment funds, offshore funds, and U.S. and non-U.S. investment advisers in a wide range of transactions. Previously, he was of counsel at Bingham McCutchen in Boston.He also served as general counsel of IXIS Asset Management Global Associates.

Goodwin Procter has announced that Megan M. Propp has joined the firm as Director of Business Development for the West Coast.She will be responsible for strengthening and supporting the firm's business development efforts in California, providing guidance on marketing strategy and approach, and ensuring appropriate allocation of resources to drive key initiatives.

Goodwin Procter has entered into a partnership with the Posse Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and sends high-achieving urban high school students to elite universities in supportive, multicultural teams, or "Posses." The firm hosted Posse's annual board retreat and reception for scholars, alumni, career partners and friends.