IP Attorney Joins Goodwin Procter

Saturday, October 1, 2005 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of Benjamin Hershkowitz to its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.Mr. Hershkowitz joins the firm as partner in its New York office.

Mr. Hershkowitz concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation, focusing on high tech matters involving computer networking equipment, cellular telephony, computer hardware and software, radio frequency identification, e-mail, semiconductors, business methods, and Internet and information technologies.

Goodwin Procter also has announced the addition of V. Carl Walker to its Leveraged Finance Practice. Mr. Walker joins the firm as partner in its New York office.

Mr. Walker's leveraged finance practice focuses on representing borrowers and lenders in complex commercial syndicated and bilateral revolving and term loan, senior, junior and mezzanine transactions. Mr. Walker also has substantial expertise in UCC perfection matters. In addition, he devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing buyers and sellers in sophisticated U.S. and international public and private merger and acquisition transactions ranging in size from several million to several billion dollars.

Goodwin Procter has elected 11 attorneys to partnership. Nine new partners in Boston include: Eric J. Graham, Business Law Department; Suzanne D. Lecaroz, Business Law Department; Christine McManus, Business Law Department; Roland H. Schwillinski, Litigation Department; P. Shannon Sweeney, Business Law Department; Michael S. Turner, Business Law Department; Paul J. Verbesey, Business Law Department; M. Sharon Webb, Business Law Department, and Jaren D. Wilcoxson, Litigation Department. Two new partners in New York are John M. Ferguson and Stuart L. Rosenthal, both of the Business Law Department.

Goodwin Procter has created the Goodwin Diversity Fellowships to promote diversity in the legal profession.

The Fellowships will provide up to three annual awards of $15,000 each to minority second-year law students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance, outstanding leadership, a commitment to community service, interest in the private practice of law, and other special achievements and honors.

In a demonstration of Goodwin Procter's commitment to promoting diversity throughout the legal profession, applicants do not have to receive nor accept an offer of summer employment with Goodwin Procter to receive a Fellowship. Eligibility is not limited to specific law schools or geographic locations.