Press Release April 03, 2019

ERISA Partner Patrick Menasco Joins Goodwin in Washington, D.C.

April 3, 2019 – Washington, D.C. Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Patrick Menasco joined the firm as a partner in the ERISA and Executive Compensation practice in the Washington, D.C. office.

With more than 25 years of public and private sector experience, Menasco has a broad proficiency in Title I of ERISA. He focuses primarily on investment funds, general asset management, bank/broker-dealer netting opinions, derivatives and other capital market transactions, prohibited transaction exemptions, government investigations, and adversarial proceedings, including ERISA litigation.

“Patrick is a well-respected member of the ERISA Bar and is well-known to a number of our partners and colleagues,” said Scott Webster, Chair of Goodwin’s ERISA and Executive Compensation practice. “As the demand for ERISA counsel continues to be strong among clients across our key practices, including financial institutions, private investment funds and Fintech, Patrick’s substantive expertise and experience will be an invaluable resource. We are delighted to welcome him to the Goodwin partnership.”

Menasco is recognized as a top employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer by both Chambers USA and Legal 500. He is a frequent lecturer on employee benefit investment issues and has served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School for 10 years.

He received his B.A. and J.D. from Tulane University, and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Georgia and New York.

Menasco can be reached at 202.346.4048 or

Goodwin’s ERISA and Executive Compensation lawyers work with clients and investors in a range of industries, both public and private, including technology and life sciences companies, banks and other financial services companies, REITs, hospitality companies, and private equity and venture-backed companies. The team provides counsel on the full range of tax, accounting, corporate and securities law issues that arise in structuring, implementing and administering equity-based compensation, incentive compensation and other employee benefit plans and arrangements, particularly in the context of M&A transactions, early- and late-stage financings, and initial public offerings.