Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that F. Dennis Saylor, a partner of the firm, was confirmed by the United States Senate to be a United States district judge for the District of Massachusetts.
Mr. Saylor fills the vacancy created by the retirement of U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Keeton.
"We are delighted that Dennis has been appointed to this prestigious position," said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner, Goodwin Procter LLP. "Dennis has been with the firm for more than 20 years and has contributed immeasurably to its success. We are confident that he will make an outstanding federal judge and wish him the best of luck in his new role."
Mr. Saylor joined Goodwin Procter in 1981 as an associate in the litigation department. He left the firm in 1987 to serve as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Massachusetts until 1990. From 1990-1993, he served as special counsel and chief of staff to the Assistant Attorney General-Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.
Mr. Saylor returned to Goodwin Procter in 1993 as a partner in the litigation department, specializing in white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, complex business and financial litigation, as well as civil litigation.