Goodwin Procter has announced that the legal directory Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the firm for excellence in numerous practice area categories in its 2009 edition. Ninety-nine of the firm's attorneys have been named as leading lawyers. Goodwin Procter's practice groups garnered a top-tier ranking in 14 categories and were ranked in 37 categories overall. Since its inception seven years ago, Chambers USA has consistently named Goodwin Procter and its attorneys as among the best in the legal industry.
Goodwin Procter's recognition includes both national and state categories, and spans across the firm's practice areas.For the third consecutive year, Gilbert G. Menna achieved the coveted "Star Performer" ranking in REITs, a designation that is the "standard by which others are judged and is reserved for those individuals whose profile is far ahead of the pack."
In addition, Robert S. Basseches was honored as a "Senior Statesman" in Transportation - Shipping, Regulatory (outside New York) for being a "sage of his particular legal market with immense prestige."
At the national level, Goodwin Procter was honored in Investment Funds, including the sub-categories of Hedge Funds, Private Equity: Buyouts, Private Equity - Fund Formation, Registered Funds, REITs and Venture Capital. The firm was also recognized nationally for its Climate Change, Financial Services Regulation, Life Sciences, Privacy & Data Security, and Transportation practices. On the state level, Goodwin Procter was selected for excellence in categories such as California Venture Capital, Massachusetts Intellectual Property, New York Corporate/M&A, and Washington, D.C. Environment, among others.