Press Release September 06, 2022

Goodwin Adds to Employment Practice with Partner Edward Holzwanger in Washington, D.C.

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Edward Holzwanger joined the firm’s Employment practice as a partner, resident in the Washington, D.C. office.

“Ed‘s vast experience with transactional employment matters will be an immediate asset to our clients, who remain very active dealmakers across the technology, life sciences, private equity, real estate, and financial services industries and where these industries converge,” said Rob Hale, chair of Goodwin’s Employment practice. “Ed also has extensive experience with counseling clients in all other aspects of employment law. We are thrilled to welcome Ed as clients continue to seek our counsel for their most impactful and complex employment issues.”

Holzwanger focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, with an emphasis on supporting clients on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, debt financing, and restructuring. He manages labor and employment due diligence; negotiates purchase agreements, employment agreements, transition services agreements, and other transaction-related documents affecting employment; and develops and implements workforce transition and integration plans. Holzwanger also counsels clients on legal issues concerning hiring, discipline and separation, wage and hour, worker classification, leave entitlements, equal employment opportunity, restrictive covenants, human resources policy development and implementation, reductions in force, and WARN Act compliance.

Goodwin’s Employment practice has been recognized for excellence by Chambers, The Legal 500, and U.S. News Best – Lawyers®. The firm is also ranked as a top provider across global transactional league tables. Most recently, Refinitiv ranked Goodwin the number one law firm for global M&A and private equity and venture capital rounds, the number two firm for U.S. equity and equity-linked capital markets, and the number four firm for global shareholder activism for the first half of 2022.