Goodwin has hired a partner for its ERISA & Executive Compensation practice in New York in response to expected growth in those areas. Melissa Sandak is frequently asked to speak, lecture and write about compliance issues for ERISA retirement, health and welfare plans, according to the firm. "Melissa's extensive experience with benefits and ERISA fiduciary and private funds issues makes her an excellent fit for our clients' needs," Jim Mattus, co-chair of Goodwin's ERISA and Executive Compensation practice, told Law360 on Monday. "I'm thrilled to be joining Goodwin because of the firm's emphasis on collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation," Sandak told Law360 in an email. "I look forward to utilizing my expertise in the benefits and plan asset investment spaces, alongside of my talented colleagues in the ERISA and Executive Compensation practice and across the firm, to provide top-notch service to our clients." Read the Law360 article here.