New Partner Joins Goodwin Procter's White Collar Crime Practice

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of partner Robert J. McGahan, former Acting Deputy Chief for Major Frauds for the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. He will practice in the downtown Los Angeles office.

Mr. McGahan is recognized as one of California's top white collar crime and governmental investigation lawyers, having acted as lead counsel in more than a dozen trials and arbitrations.Most recently, he served as a lead prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office in United States v. Milberg Weiss LLP, in which he played a pivotal role in the criminal investigation and prosecution of one of the most well-known plaintiff's law firms in the country. The case resulted in the conviction of seven lawyers, including three former named partners of Milberg Weiss.

Richard A. Soden was nominated to serve as a member of the American Bar Association's Board of Governors. The election will be held in August. If elected, Mr. Soden will serve as a minority member-at-large, and will be one of 40 representatives who oversee the administration and management of the association.

A former partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, Mr. Soden is now counsel in the firm's Business Law Department, specializing in corporate and securities law.

The firm has announced that Eric R. Reimer, Elliot D. Hinds, Q. Scott Kaye and Marc A. Jones are new corporate partners resident in the firm's Los Angeles and New York offices. The four partners join from McDermott Will & Emery.