Goodwin Procter Boosts Financial ServicesPractice With Addition Of New Counsel

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 00:00

Goodwin Procter LLP recently announced the addition of Agnes Bundy Scanlon to the firm's Financial Services Practice. She joins the firm as counsel in the Boston office.

Ms. Scanlon focuses her practice on advising clients on a broad range of consumer regulatory issues, with an emphasis on compliance management, privacy and the Community Reinvestment Act. She has been responsible for the creation, development and execution of numerous compliance programs for some of the country's largest financial institutions.

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Ms. Scanlon served as the regulatory relations executive for the Bank of America, where she managed the financial institution's primary relationships with its global government regulators.

Goodwin Procter has further enhanced the expertise and geographic reach of its Financial Services Practice by adding key partners over the past 18 months, including Melanie Fein and Satish Kini in Washington, DC, and Robin J.H. Maxwell and Victoria Schonfeld in New York.

Goodwin Proctor also recently announced that Jeffrey Simes, an attorney with the firm's New York office, has ben selected as one of the American Bar Association's winners of the 2005 Pro Bono Publico Award.

The American Bar Association presents the award annually to individual lawyers and institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.

Mr. Simes was selected for this honor primarily because of his work on behalf of the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP).

Goodwin Procter has announced that Allan Benowitz has joined the firm as its director of training. He is responsible for the development and implementation of training programs for the legal staff. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Benowitz spent more than 14 years designing and providing training and development solutions.

Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that The Best Lawyers in America named 59 of its partners as leaders in their field. The Goodwin rankings involved 50 partners from the Boston office, six partners from the Washington, DC office, and three from the New York office.

The firm's partners were ranked within the following categories of law: antitrust, banking, bankruptcy and creditor-debt rights, biotechnology, business litigation, commercial litigation, corporate, corporate governance and compliance, employee benefits, environmental, financial institutions and transactions, intellectual property, international trade and finance, labor and employment, leveraged buyouts and private equity, maritime, M&A, mutual funds, private funds, real estate, securities, tax, trust and estates, and white-collar criminal defense.