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Goodwin is nationally ranked in 41 practice areas and regionally ranked in 82 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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"Law Firm of the Year" awards:
Law Firm of the Year Badge Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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Selected Client Comments

Biotechnology Law

Goodwin's expertise, responsiveness, and understanding have all been most excellent .

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Litigation - ERISA

The Goodwin Boston ERISA Litigation team is the best in the U.S.

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Employment Law - Management

I have worked with Goodwin Procter on a variety of employee relations. Their level of expertise and responsiveness always gives me a high comfort level even when dealing with the most complex employee challenges. They feel more like colleagues than service providers. I would recommend them highly to any human resources executive working through potentially litigious situations.

Audrey Lampert

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Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

I have worked with AJ Weidhaas from Goodwin Procter for more than 20 years. I find him to be exemplary—alternating between his role as advocate, counsel, or thought partner depending on the need. His commitment to excellence, ability to spot issues, business judgment and sensibility—thinking in a constructive and practical way and not just as a lawyer—are unparalleled. His team always is responsive, swift in follow up, and clear and straightforward. He is also a lot of fun and pleasant to work with, which is worth a lot more than people may realize, particularly when a situation of stress arises. He never loses his cool and always exercises great judgment.

Daniel Lubetzky KIND, LLC

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Goodwin is definitely my go to firm for criminal defense representation. Joe Savage is responsive and cuts to the heart of the matter. There is not any churning with Joe and his team; just results.

Robert J. Griffin Krokidas and Bluestein

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Employment Law - Management

Goodwin has provided counsel regarding multiple, complex employment law matters. Each attorney with whom I've worked not only provides outstanding technical support, but conveys complex legal information in a way that is not condescending. I view them as true partners in helping us run our business.

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Mutual Funds Law

I have worked primarily with Chris Palmer at Goodwin for many years. Chris is a superb lawyer and an absolute pleasure to deal with. He is very smart, knowledgeable, likeable and extremely responsive. I believe that everyone who deals with Chris feels the same way. I should add that I have dealt with countless lawyers over the course of my business career but I would rank Chris Palmer as the best.

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Tax Law

This firm is the most expert I am aware of in tax law as it relates to compensation vehicles.

Joe Macnow Vornado Realty Trust

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Venture Capital Law

We have been extremely happy with Goodwin Procter. We have been represented by the firm for several years and have always received excellent quality work. The partner in charge of our account is James Hutchinson and he is easily the most knowledgeable and most responsive attorney we have ever worked with. Don't be concerned about his hourly rate, he is more cost efficient than attorneys with half of his knowledge or experience. Plus, the associates we have worked with are better than partners at other major law firms; and Goodwin Procter has a deep bench, they have experts in many specializations. I recommend Goodwin Procter and James Hutchinson without reservation.

Phil Nadel Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners

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Real Estate Law

Goodwin has done an exceptional job helping us navigate acquisitions throughout the US is a variety of asset classes. We get great integrated advice on real estate, tax, fund-level advice and other specialty areas.

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Firm Leadership

Robert S. Insolia
Mark T. Bettencourt
Managing Partner

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