33 Attorneys Join Goodwin Procter

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 00:00

Goodwin Procter LLP last month announced the addition of 24 partners to its Boston office - nineteen from Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault and five from McDermott, Will & Emery. Subsequent to the arrival of the first 24 new partners, nine other attorneys from Testa Hurwitz agreed to join Goodwin Procter.

The majority of the partners joining the firm specialize in serving clients in the technology industry, with 10 of the new partners focusing exclusively in this space.

Joining the firm in the Technology Companies Practice From Testa Hurwitz are:

  • Jocelyn M. Arel, whose expertise lies in corporate and securities law matters;
  • Mark T. Bettencourt, who concentrates in general corporate and securities law;
  • Kenneth J. Gordon, who has more than 13 years experience representing privately held and publicly traded companies, investment banks and venture capital firms;
  • Mark J. Macenka, who has more than 20 years experience in the areas of business and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital and corporate finance;
  • John M. Mutkowski, who concentrates his practice in general corporate and securities law;
  • William J. Schnoor Jr., who focuses in the area of business and securities law, private equity and acquisitions.

Joining the Technology Companies Practice from McDermott Will are:

  • Robert E. Bishop, who advises clients on a wide variety of corporate and securities transactions;
  • Christopher E. Brown, who represents private equity firms and venture capital funds;
  • John J. Egan III, who focuses on corporate securities, private equity and technology enterprises in early and late-stage venture financings, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic licensing and the general representation of public and private technology companies;
  • Jack B. Steele, who works on a variety of corporate and securities law matters.

Joining Goodwin's Buyouts and Mergers & Acquisitions Group from Testa Hurwitz are:

  • Mark H. Burnett, who focuses primarily on business, corporate and securities law matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance and venture capital transactions;
  • Kathy A. Fields, whose practice concentrates on acquisitions and corporate and securities law.

Joining the Buyouts and Mergers & Acquisitions Group from McDermott Will is David J. Powers, who represents private equity firms, venture capital funds and emerging and established private and public companies on a wide variety of corporate and securities law matters.

Joining the Goodwin Life Sciences Group form Testa Hurwitz are:

  • Mitchell S. Bloom, who concentrates in general corporate and securities law;
  • Lawrence S. Wittenberg, who focuses exclusively on biotechnology and other life sciences companies.

Joining the Intellectual Property Group from Testa Hurwitz are:

  • Steven J. Frank, who focuses on advising clients in all areas of intellectual property law;

Duncan A. Greenhalgh, who specializes in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights primarily in the field of life sciences;

  • Douglas J. Kline, who concentrates his practice on all aspects of intellectual property litigation;
  • Richard J. Myrus, who focuses his practice on litigation matters;
  • Christopher W. Stamos, who has experience in a wide variety of patent and trademark issues.

Securities lawyers joining include:

  • Deborah S. Birnbach, who concentrates her practice in securities litigation;
  • Brian E. Pastuszenski, who has achieved national prominence in the defense of securities class action and shareholder litigation matters.

Joining Goodwin's White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Group from Testa Hurwitz are:

  • John J. Falvey Jr., who specializes in white collar criminal defense, governmental investigations, and complex civil litigation;
  • Joseph F. Savage, who concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense, governmental investigations, and complex civil litigation.

Of the initial 24 partners, 18 will be members of the Goodwin Business Department and six will be members of the Litigation Department.

The last nine attorneys joining from Testa Hurwitz include six new partners:

  • F. George Davitt, who focuses on private equity, buyouts, securities law and mergers and acquisitions;
  • Rufus C. King, who represents venture capital and other private equity funds;
  • George W. Lloyd, who focuses on business and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and technology transfer;
  • Carl E. Metzger, who concentrates on complex business litigation for technology companies;
  • Mark D. Smith, who focuses on transactional and regulatory banking, leasing and commercial matters;
  • Inez H. Friedman-Boyce, who concentrates on securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions-related litigation, contests for corporate control and other high stakes business litigation.

"These are some of the finest attorneys serving clients in the technology industry today," said Regina M. Pisa. Chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter. "Goodwin Procter's long-term strategy is built upon a framework of strategic investment in key practices, such as technology companies, a balanced practice mix, and geographic growth."

The new partners include former chairs and co-chairs of Testa's Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Life Sciences, Securities Litigation and White Collar Crime practice groups.

As part of Goodwin Procter's current growth initiative, the firm recently announced its combination with Shea & Gardner, a litigation firm in Washington, DC. As a result of this merger, Goodwin's Washington office stands at 85 attorneys. In addition, the firm has grown its New York office from 100 attorneys in 1999 to more than 100 currently.