Natascha George, a partner in Goodwin's ERISA & Executive Compensation group, focuses her practice on executive compensation and employee benefits law. With more than 18 years’ experience in the industry, she advises clients regarding executive employment and consulting arrangements, severance obligations, and equity and equity-based compensation plans, both in the ordinary course and in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other business restructurings, initial public offerings and bankruptcy proceedings. She works with clients ranging from multinational public companies to closely held businesses in the design, implementation, maintenance and termination of executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements.
Ms. George is a member of the Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations. She has served as Tax Section co-chair and ERISA Subcommittee co-chair for the Tax Section of the Boston Bar Association.
Prior to joining Goodwin in 2014, Ms. George was a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston. Previously, she was with Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Services Company and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.
Ms. George served as a lecturer in law at Boston University School of Law’s Tax LL.M. program between 2010 and 2015.
Boston University School of Law
University of Missouri
Recognition & Awards
Ms. George has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers and Lawyers of the Year for her work in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 2022-2023.
Ms. George was selected as "Lawyer of the Year" for her work in: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in Boston in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Ms. George’s work in the executive compensation field has been consistently recognized by several leading attorney guides:
- Chambers USA, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2007-2022)
- The Legal 500 United States, Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional (2019-2020)
- Best Lawyers, Employee Benefits Law (2008-2015, 2018-2023)
- Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2013)
Chambers USA notes that “clients praise her creative approach and view her as a great asset who is really knowledgeable and provides great guidance.”
In law school, Ms. George served as case and note editor for the American Journal of Law and Medicine.