Carl E. Metzger

Carl E. Metzger

Carl E. Metzger

Carl Metzger is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry and Business Litigation practices and leads the firm’s Risk Management & Insurance practice. His clients include both public and private companies, private equity and venture capital firms, and non-profit and educational institutions.

Professional Activities

Throughout his career, Mr. Metzger has played leading roles in a variety of professional and civic organizations. He currently is a board member of the American Camp Association (New England) and the Squam Lakes Conservation Society. He also has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association's Subcommittee on Securities and the Internet, and editor of the American Bar Association's journal, Securities News.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Metzger was a partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston where he led the firm’s risk management and insurance practice area and was the litigation partner liaison to the Private Equity Group.


Mr. Metzger has been elected as a Fellow to The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He continues to be recognized as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” and a New England “Super Lawyer” as published in Boston magazine. In 2014, Mr. Metzger was Lexology’s Client Choice Awards exclusive winner of the Insurance & Reinsurance category for Massachusetts.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Metzger is recognized as an expert in advising boards of directors and senior officers on liability and risk management issues, as well as D&O insurance, indemnification and fiduciary duty issues. His experience includes securities litigation defense, financial fraud litigation, governmental and self-regulatory organization investigations, and complex business disputes.



J.D., 1991
Northeastern University School of Law
B.A., 1986
Haverford College


1991 to 1992 Maryland Court of Appeals, Honorable John F. McAuliffe



District of Columbia


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court of Maryland
U.S. Tax Court
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