BOSTON, March 3, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that R. James Woolsey has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as of counsel. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Woolsey served as a vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton in its energy practice since 2002. He had previously practiced with Shea & Gardner for 22 years. (In 2004, Goodwin Procter and Shea & Gardner combined, creating a litigation, regulatory and public policy team of over 100 attorneys in Washington, D.C.)
Woolsey has held presidential appointments under two Republican and two Democratic administrations. During his 12 years of government service, Woolsey was Director of Central Intelligence, 1993 to 1995; Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989 to 1991; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977 to 1979; and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970 to 1973. He was also appointed by the President as Delegate at Large to the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST), and served in that capacity on a part-time basis in Geneva, Switzerland, 1983 to 1986. As an officer in the U.S. Army, Woolsey was an adviser on the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I), Helsinki and Vienna, 1969 to 1970.
“At Goodwin Procter I relish the opportunity to concentrate on the substance of the alternative energy and security issues that I find so fascinating and important,” said Woolsey. “I look forward to re-joining many of my former colleagues who have been very successful at enhancing Goodwin Procter’s presence in Washington, D.C.”
Woolsey is currently a Senior Executive Adviser to Booz Allen Hamilton. Additionally, he is currently co-chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger; chairman of the Advisory Boards of the Clean Fuels Foundation and the New Uses Council; and a Trustee of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments. Woolsey also serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy.
“We are delighted to welcome an attorney of Jim’s caliber to Goodwin Procter,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner. “His unparalleled expertise in foreign affairs, defense, alternative energy, homeland security, and intelligence will be a tremendous asset as Goodwin Procter continues its growth in Washington, D.C.”
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