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Goodwin Procter’s ERISA & Executive Compensation Practice is among the most well-known in the United States. Experienced in all aspects of ERISA, our attorneys — four of whom are listed in the Best Lawyers in America — provide comprehensive, practical advice to clients in a range of industries. Our attorneys also work closely with Goodwin Procter litigators representing clients in ERISA litigation.

We have extensive experience representing employers with respect to their retirement and welfare plans as well as in benefits disputes with plan participants. We frequently counsel on the benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and our lawyers have expertise in all aspects of executive compensation, including tax, accounting and securities law issues.

Our clients, located throughout the United States, and with employee bases ranging from under 100 to over 100,000, include major banks and other financial services companies, industrial conglomerates, hospitality companies, energy companies and leading teaching hospitals.

We are involved with a variety of pension investment and other fiduciary issues on behalf of the firm’s financial services clients, some of whom are among the world’s largest. Because pension funds represent a major component of the institutional client base served by most of our large financial services clients, we are frequently involved in the large investment transactions and new product developments of these clients. These projects often involve unique issues on the cutting edge of legal developments in the area. We have extensive experience in dealing with the Department of Labor and have successfully obtained numerous prohibited transaction exemptions and advisory opinions.